Common Ground Theatre and ArtsCenter Stage, along with MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, in association with Ladies of Triangle Theatre, are hosting two town-hall style meetings on Saturday, March 28 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and on Saturday, April 4 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham to continue the discussion about identity and community that was started with the February performances of HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments.
These town hall meetings will serve to gather ideas and individuals across all spectrums of identity, profession, and location. Together, we will create a new work to be performed in late June at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. LoTT will collaborate with interested participants to develop stories that may take a variety of performance forms (e.g., theater, dance, visual art). The goal is to identify the breadth and depth of our own, local experiences; determine how these experiences connect or diverge from the national conversation; and ultimately map a path to positive and sustainable changes in our communities.
After the performances of HANDS UP, audience members shared thoughts and experiences regarding race, equity, and social justice. The town hall meetings are a place to share more stories, reflect on how experiences are similar across communities, and see new perspectives on life in the Triangle. Professional and amatuer artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend and bring ideas, subjects, or content to share. Members of the producing team will be on hand to lead the creative discussion, as well as returning and new invited guests from the community. #LoTTRiseUp
For more information, please contact Devra Thomas (Ladies of Triangle Theatre) at 919.384.7817 or devra at cgtheatre.com
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