David Deslica

David Deslica plays ‘Male 1’ in the upcoming workshop production of The Negroes Are Congregating.

Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, raised in West Palm Beach, Florida , David is a spoken word poet, actor and comedian. A versatile artist, he uses stories of the immigrant and diaspora experiences, as well as other various human realities, to bridge realms of communication. He is a four-time member of the Toronto Poetry Slam’s National Team, a finalist at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) Saskatoon, and a National Champion at CFSW Montreal. He has traveled and performed across Canada, from Victoria, BC to Halifax, NS, to share his words at many literary festivals and venues. His work has been published in various anthologies and magazines, such as “The Great Black North” (Frontenac House), “Basodee” (General Store Publishing House), and Poetry Is Dead Humour Issue. David also published his first collection of poetry, entitled “I Grew Up Right Beside You.”