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October 9, 2020 7:00PM - October 30, 2020 7:00PM
Just Arts
Just Arts

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October 9, 2020 7:00PM


Olney Theatre


Just Arts: “Equity” curated by Nicole A. Watson

LIVE and streaming after on our blog
Reservations not required


Four DMV-area arts leaders will co-curate and assemble a 4-week series of free streaming programs celebrating BIPOC artists and the tradition of social protest, presented by Olney Theatre Center.Kicking off on Friday, October 9, and running through October 30, each installment will highlight a different pillar of social justice:  “Accessibility,” “Rights,” “Equity,” and “Participation.”

October 9- Equity
Curated by Nicole A. Watson

“Protected:” 4 pieces on Black Lives Matter
Photographer/actor Billie Krishawn has been documenting the protests happening in DC over the past few months. She teams up with Renea Brown, Heather Gibson, and Tyasia Velines to perform 4 original spoken-word pieces inspired by her photos.

A portraiture about Black women and how they have strived for equity in their communities within an unjust society. Through a series of interviews and poetry, Maya Jackson creates an intimate video essay with original music by Yesenia Iglesias.

Tempest Stokes is a proud member of the Black and Deaf community. She will perform an original poem using Black American Sign Language about the racial inequities in our society and police violence against people of color.

Embrace Your Bravery
Mervin Primeaux-OBryant creates a visual art motion scene, fusing ASL, movement, and music together with footage taken of the streets of DC during the current Black Lives Matter protests and the past Civil Rights movement.

I Dissent
In honor of the late great Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, acclaimed actor Regina Aquino performs some words of wisdom from the Notorious RBG taken from a conversation with Bill Moyer.

Where Will We Go?
Poet TeeFlo performs a sign poem that addresses an intimate feeling of seeing the real-life gentrification of their favorite neighborhood in Scottdale, Georgia where their maternal grandmother grew up. “I may not live there, but I feel like it is the haven for so many black middle and poor families. This poem is dedicated to the loss of the neighborhood.”

The cast of School Girls performs “Would You Harbor Me”
The cast of Round House Theatre’s production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play returns for an encore performance of “Would You Harbor Me” by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

A Conversation with Mary Kathryn Nagle
A member of the indigenous community as well as lawyer and playwright, Mary Catherine Nagle intersects many identities. Join a conversation with Mary Katheryn Nagle on how one can use art and other talents to promote equity.

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