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February

Theatre for Social Change with Alexis Ingram

February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
600 Lamar
Lafayette, LA 70501 United States
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Theatre for Social Change with Alexis Ingram

 

Basin Arts is thrilled to welcome theatre artist, Alexis Ingram, to Lafayette from Providence, RI for an exciting ONE NIGHT ONLY workshop and performance centered around the intersection of art and activism.

The workshop is on Friday Feb. 8th at the Acadian Superette from 5:00-6:30pm, dinner will follow, and then a performance by Alexis at Basin Arts from 7:30-8:30pm.

The evening is sure to be an engaging and powerful experience!

Alexis will lead a 90-minute FREE community workshop open to artists, educators, community leaders, business professionals, students, and anyone that desires to explore issues of social injustice by using creativity as a catalyst for conversation and change. The workshop will help participants explore personal identities, and provide tools for everyone to explore situations in which they felt like the majority and when they felt like the minority. The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe, supportive and positive atmosphere that welcomes everyone into the conversation.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP —>

Plan to stick around after the workshop for a delicious dinner provided compliments of our presenting partner, the Acadian Superette! Uh What!

THEN —>

Head across Johnston St. to Basin Arts in Downtown Lafayette for the performance of m(y)o͝oˈlädō, Alexis Ingram’s one-woman show about the experience of belonging to two worlds, one white and one black. She explores what it is like to be simultaneously welcomed and shunned by the two communities you’re a part of. Part diary, part documentary, m(y)o͝oˈlädō includes over 20 interviews and stories from mixed black women across the US. It explores sexism, classism, colorism, racism, and many other things that divide us as people.

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Written and performed by Alexis Ingram, m(y)o͝oˈlädō was first conceived at The La MaMa ETC Playwright Symposium in Umbria, Italy of 2012. Under the tutelage of Leah Fondakowski (Tectonic Theater Project) it was first written as an autobiographical play. In July 2018, Ingram was invited to further develop the project through The Hamilton Project residency at The Barn Arts Collective in Maine. The show was most recently performed to sold-out audiences at The Providence Fringe Festival and the Wilbury Theatre Group. www.alexisingram.com

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Venue Name: Acadian Superette
Address: 600 Lamar
Lafayette, LA 70501 United States

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