BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY'S BARENAKED READING SERIES
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY'S BARENAKED READING SERIES

Hi-ARTS presents Barefoot Theatre Company's acclaimed bareNaked Reading Series (no sets, no props, just words).

Barefoot Theatre Company's first presentation, in collaboration with The Dionysian features new short plays by some of the best female playwrights in town! Several featured in The Dionysian collections 001 & 002.

Featuring the Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble: Lynn Cohen, Erin Cherry, Czarina Mada, Bobby Rodriguez, Nino Shengelaia, Roderick Nash, Kathleen Littlefield and special guests, Dominique Fishback, Jody Christopherson and more!

LA PALOMA PRISONER 
May
23
7:00 pm19:00

LA PALOMA PRISONER 

By Raquel Almazan

La Paloma Prisoner is a multi-disciplinary play about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated women in the Colombian prison system. This new play centers on an incarcerated killer nicknamed “La Paloma” who transcendentally soars beyond physical and societal barriers to avenge the raped women of Bogota, leading the public to believe La Paloma may have magical avenger abilities. Based on the true story of a group of female inmates selected every year as beauty queen contestants at the Buen Pastor prison in Bogota, this new play interweaves the ritualistic journey of a “parade of prisoners” with Colombia’s social, political, and spiritual history. Claiming this newfound power, the women redefine beauty, their own humanity, and their identity as criminals. La Paloma Prisoner revolutionizes not only the women’s lives, but prison society and the world beyond its walls. This work is supported by our CRITICAL BREAKS Residency.

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CHASING MEHSERLE
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

CHASING MEHSERLE

By Chinaka Hodge

"Chasing Mehserle could be more of a meditation, an exorcism of our anger and demons, a ritual for allowing audiences, actors, directors and myself to name our pain and to have it be heard. It's a safe space to yell, which is all I really wanted to do. And, I MUST tell you—this play is NOT about Oscar Grant. It is about the people who internalized his story, who sometimes made it about them, who saw themselves on that platform and wanted to yell or sob or give up. It is about my city, our city, which is so often the battleground on which so many of our country's political battles begin. It is about family, and how far we will go to protect our own. It is also about safety—what I couldn't manufacture for my younger brothers—but what they so easily deserve. Safety is the birthright of all humans, but so often black men, particularly young black men are stripped of it"  Chinaka Hodge. This work is supported by our CRITICAL BREAKS Residency.

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