Anthony Febo is a Puerto Rican artist from Lowell, Mass. Febo lives at the intersection of poetry, theatre, performance art, sculptures, and education. With the help of his community, he created the slam poetry scene in the city that birthed and raised him. To start, he co-founded FreeVerse! an organization that works with Lowell’s youth to better understand themselves through poetry and performance. Then he became the SlamMaster of the adult scene, and has since passed it on to his partner in thyme Ricky Orng. Together they form Adobo-Fish-Sauce, a cooking and poetry duo.
Febo has been a teaching artist and performer for the last ten years and now he is taking the next step in both: two tours in the fall and a full time position at a new school that he is assisting with developing in Somerville. His show, On Finding Joy, explores what it means to actively choose joy in the face of what is trying to break you. The show examines issues such as toxic masculinity, family and mental health, culture and identity, and the role representation plays into a person’s development. These topics are sewn together with cooking, aspects of theatre, dance/movement, and of course spoken word poetry.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.