Bearer of a storytelling family’s lasting legacy, Leandro Reyes, the great grandson of Severino “Lola Basyang” Reyes, brings the craft of tale-telling into a new age; uses his training in theater arts to paint performance poetry with elaborative gestures; His art is an assortment of different characters playing poet. He has been described to make “poetry with a surprise center.” Leandro writes to tickle the kid your heart can still manage to beat as, along with pestering the grown-up your mind has thought itself ready for.
As an actor, Lean participated in nine stage plays, playing characters from unnamed beggars to Jesus. As a poet he has performed in the Nicanor Joaquin literary awards and has advocated anti-bullying in the globally broadcasted, World Speech Day. He also has a track on the spoken word album Southversive.