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Mainstage: con flama by Sharon Bridgforth Directed by co-artistic director Florinda Bryant. Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s –1970s, con flama gives glimpse to a Black gurl’s coming of age, through Ancestral passages and her family history. The gurl’s story unfolds as she makes her way through the cultural landscape of Los Angeles on the bus. March 22- April 7.
Works Progress Austin: black do crack by Florinda Bryant is an invitation to transform. An exploration of the mythology of the strong black woman. Playing with language, song and movement, black do crack ask us what happens when the bough breaks? How do we check on each other? How do we make space for our daughters to transform? April 28th 2018.
Works Progress Austin: Casta by Adrienne Dawes, music by Graham Reynolds. Inspired by a series of casta paintings by Miguel Cabrera, a mixed-race painter from Oaxaca. The complexities of contemporary racial identity(ies) are echoed in this distant mirror of casta paintings. How do Old World anxieties about ambiguous racial identity reflect contemporary biases? August 24th and 25th 2018. (premiere fall 2019)
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