I’ve Been a Woman at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-13

I’ve Been a Woman at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-13

Second Season
I’ve Been a Woman by Jordan Ealey

April 12 & 13, 2019

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

This original theater piece follows two souls who are repeatedly reincarnated in Black women’s bodies during feminist movements of the past, present and future. As these embodied souls reconnect with one another across three distinct time periods, they struggle to reconcile the realities of their race, gender and sexuality within societies that seek to deny their humanity.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Fuse and Hapa at Clarice Smith, Feb 1-2

Fuse and Hapa at Clarice Smith, Feb 1-2

Fuse by Suzanne Creedon and
Hapa by Jenna Gerdsen

February 1 & 2, 2019

Fri, Feb 1, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 2, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 2, 2019 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre

Fuse, by Suzanne Creedon is a dance work that dissects the juxtaposition of minimality and maximality.

But in polar moments of anger and stress,
The room is disgusting,
The room is a mess.
I haven’t found an in-between, “Sometimes I shut my eyes,
A room with walls fills the darkness.
My current state decides the fate
Of the surroundings that besiege me.

In calmer times the walls are bare.
Nothing fills the space,
Nothing’s in the air.
and I wonder what feeling would cause that scene.”

Hapa
by Jenna Gerdsen

Pain and labor lie beneath the pleasurable, paradisiacal landscape of Hawaii. This new play weaves the author’s own upbringing in Hawaii with the island-state’s imperialist history and tourist based economy.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop at Clarice Smith, Nov 16 & 18

Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop at Clarice Smith, Nov 16 & 18

Second Season:
Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop
by Hana Huie
November 16 & 18, 2018

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

What happens when the barriers holding you back from your dreams are also the people closest to you? Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop is a play that explores how we construct identity in the midst of obstacles and expectations… that happen to take the form of a Chinese-American family. We follow the journey of a freshly deceased young woman who tries to use her new perspective on life to make sense of familial expectations and pain.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Lost Sons and Rockfish at Clarice Smith, Oct 19 & 20

Lost Sons and Rockfish at Clarice Smith, Oct 19 & 20

Second Season:
Lost Sons by Niree Turner and
Rockfish by Sydney Lemelin
October 19 & 20, 2018

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre

Rockfish
by Niree Turner

Rockfish is a piece was inspired by rockfish dinners, aunties who aren’t really your auntie, and the strange circumstances under which the playwright’s grandmother’s belongings were replaced with rocks.

Lost Sons
by Sydney Lemelin

This hip-hop theater piece explores the impact of mass incarceration in the black community. The effects of an imprisoned father ripple throughout the entire family and community, and the play highlights the sharp differences in families with and without a father figure around. It also demonstrates differences in how white men and black men are sentenced.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

Second Season
The Breaking Point by Jennifer Kasnadi and Babel by Almost Human

February 23 – 24, 2018

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Breaking Point
By Jennifer Kasnadi

The Breaking Point explores how relationships between people devolve due to the current political climate of the US. The piece features interviews with students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies that comment on how politics affect an “epicenter of apathy.”

Babel
By Almost Human

Babel is a site-specific performance exploring knowledge, histories and beliefs. The piece delves into ancient institutions, where they have come from, and where they are headed. Babel is produced by PhD student Fraser Stevens’ experimental theatre company, Almost Human.

Tickets: Free, tickets required.

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