Out Spoken Bean

Out Spoken Bean

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Biography

Outspoken Bean is a...

POET,

"A Brilliant Writer" ~Robert Wilson

electrifying performer,

"Phenomenal" ~Ewan McGregor,

emerging playwright of an award winning one man show Converse: Introspect, Live, Word,

"…his words hit with the sustained force of a young James Earl Jones delivering King Lear." ~The Artnet Magazine

compassionate mentor,

"He is a dynamic performer, and I think the students that were here took some of that inspiration away with them" ~The Short Horn,

and dedicated educator.

Many have experienced Bean's unwavering and profound performances. Bean travels the country performing his original works and inspiring young creative minds. From Trinidad to St. Louis and back to Houston he inspires others to find their voice.

A Texas Poet Laureate nominee and Ranked 25t in the Individual World Poetry Slam 2012, Outspoken Bean lives up to his stage name. He started performing spoken-word in 2003. In 2006, he made the poetry slam teams for both San Antonio and Houston. In his senior year at Prairie View A&M, Bean founded and coached the University’s first poetry slam team. In their first year, under Bean’s mentorship, they won the number one title in their region and went on to an impressive eighth place ranking in the country.

In addition to traveling the country performing, Bean has worked with the Harris County Department of Education, Writers in the Schools, Houston’s Young Audiences: Arts for Learning and Texas Commission for the Arts, Houston Grand Opera, and among others. He also serves as the Program Director, Lead Coach and mentor for Meta-Four Houston, a non-profit organization that uses reading, creative writing, poetry and performance techniques to increase literacy, instill critical thinking, intersect cultures and inspire leadership in today's youth.