Evidence

Performing Gender Pronouns , NYFA Bootstrap Festival.

INVITATION TO ACTION: Share! DESCRIPTION: Performing Gender Pronouns, performed at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on Feb 9, 2012, as part of the NYFA Bootstrap Festival. Created and performed by the Ali Forney Theatrical Society, a collective of LGBT homeless youth artists, based on the real-life experiences of the ensemble. SOURCE: CONTRIBUTOR: ToTO NYC HASHTAGS:  #blacklivesmatter #theater […]

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“Park Bench Prophet,” Justice Theater on the Streets

INVITATION TO ACTION: Share! DESCRIPTION:  Park Bench Prophet, The story of a homeless prophet, a modern day Cassandra, ignored by his fellow New Yorkers. Created and performed by the Concrete Justice troupe, based on the real life experiences of the ensemble. Directed by Katy Rubin, produced by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. SOURCE: TotO NYC CONTRIBUTOR: TotO […]

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Representation by Theater of the Oppressed

INVITATION TO ACTION: Who are the oppressed in “Theater of the Oppressed” in 2020? DESCRIPTION: Representation by Oppression: This festival featured forum theatre troupes from three community organizations serving the LGBTQ youth homeless population of New York City: the Ali Forney Center, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, & The Door. These troupes came together with City Council […]

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Anna Deavere Smith on Identity, Racism, and Disrupting the System

INVITATION TO ACTION: Read a scene from any of Anna Deavere Smith’s plays DESCRIPTION: Anna Deavere Smith speaks to her work at Signature’s first play reading for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. She and Michael Benjamin Washington (from Signature’s 2019 production of Smith’s Fires in the Mirror) evoke Ntozake Shange’s poetic words about identity. SOURCE: CONTRIBUTOR:  HASHTAGS: #theater […]

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Aleshea Harris “In This Fine Suit”

INVITATION TO ACTION: share widely! DESCRIPTION: In This Fine Suit, On Being a Black Playwright SOURCE: CONTRIBUTOR: Anon HASHTAGS: #blacklivesmatter #TCG2020 #TCG20 #spokenword #art #alesheaharris #theater #theateroftheoppressed #artrevolution #artdisruption #artactivism #poetry

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Unknown Thousands: Every 28 Hours

INVITATION TO ACTION: Share On Social Media. Use as a roadmap to create demands in your respective local struggles. DESCRIPTION: The Every 28 Hours Plays is a series of short plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. BAYCAT was fortunate to partner with the Every 28 Hours coalition to produce three short video excerpts of […]

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