Queer Acts (Art. Community. Thought. Spirit.) a monthly critical art series engaging Queer film, writing, and performance of the African Diaspora. Curated by Ni’Ja Kasim and IMA student Seyi Adebanjo. Sponsored by the Black Women’s Blueprint Project.
BoneSpeak: Writing and Performance Workshop
Queer Acts’ second installment turns to the work of award-winning artist and New Dramatist playwright, Sharon Bridgforth. “love conjure/blues” considers a range of possibilities of gender expression and sexuality within a southern/rural/ Black working class context that examines the blues as a way of life/as ritual—in concert with Ancient practices and new creations. The past the present the future the living and the dead co-exist together/at the same time in a weave of dreams/Prayers/Love/Spirit expressed.
Ni’Ja Kasim (Whitson) (mentee of Bridgforth and theatrical jazz aesthetic innovator) will facilitate a writing & performance workshop based on love conjure/blues after an excerpted reading of this powerful work. Participants will develop their own writing grounded in an understanding of ritual theater, and gestural movement, toward healing, empowerment and transformation.
-Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook.
November 20th, 7pm
doors open at 6:30pm
$7-$10 sliding scale
279 empire Blvd Brooklyn NY 11225, between Rogers Ave &Nostrand Ave.
Queer Acts affirms a safer space for Queer folks of Color who are Gender Non Conformist, GenderQueer, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Intersex.
We welcome youth and adults, artists of all genres & non-artists alike.
When art is a pillar of community, it will thrive! Ase!
Contact Ni’Ja at email@example.com