Guy Regis Jr.’s For a City of Poetry project will use the streets of Port-au-Prince to shift public opinion around the multiple forms of violence against youth which exist within these spaces. In cooperation with local artists from five key neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, Regis will set up artistic residencies, workshops, and collective actions.
Regis is a writer, director, actor, producer, and executive director of Association Quatre Chemins. Throughout his career, Regis has worked extensively to develop infrastructures for cultural production throughout Haiti. In 2001, Regis created his drama company Nous Theater. His plays, novels, and theater works have been translated into multiple languages and have toured internationally. Between 2012 and 2013, Regis directed, with the support of the European Union, a project called Migrants, in which he organized large-scale artistic workshops throughout Haiti with international creators. From 2012 to 2014, Regis was the director of Drama at the National Arts School of Haiti. As the leader of Association Quatre Chemins, Regis aims to renew and develop the Haitian living arts sector through an annual theater festival, artistic residency programs for drama outside the boundaries of Port-au-Prince, and programs focused on children and students’ access to drama throughout Haiti.