Nursha Project™ Founder Speaks @ BAX

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Thursday, May 17 – 7 pm – $20

DANCING WHILE BLACK: VOICES FROM THE BUSH

An evening of dance and dialogue

FEATURING a conversation on equity in art and new choreography by the latest generation of dancers to emerge from the internationally acclaimed Urban Bush Women dance company.

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Maria Bauman/MBDance; Marjani Forte/LoveForte (with Nia Love); Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse; Samantha Speis. Curated by Paloma McGregor.

PANELISTS: Christal Brown/INSPIRIT dance company; Shalonda Ingram/Nursha Project; cultural critic Greg Tate; Milta Vega-Cardona/People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; and Tony-nominated choreographer Marlies Yearby. Moderated by Shani Jamila/Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center

DANCING WHILE BLACK is an artist-led initiative by Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse that aims to create ongoing platforms for process, dialogue and experimentation and to shift the power of contextualizing work and articulating aesthetic values into the hands, and bodies, of black dancers themselves.

For more info about  BAAD! visit  www.bronxacademyofartsanddance.org

Become A Member of Coalition for Queer Youth

Launched by Alexis Handwerker of The Hear Me ROAR! Project in March 2011, Coalition for Queer Youth was created for ALL 294469 275066265851591 217146731643545 971344 707676589 n 300x199 Become A Member of Coalition for Queer Youth LGBTQ youth supporters to have a space to come together, share ideas, organize and use creativity to educate and effect change.


Coalition for Queer Youth is a partnership between young people, service providers, activists and allies dedicated to using creative forms of education, advocacy and empowerment to increase community support for LGBTQ young people.


What makes Coalition for Queer Youth special and an opportunity to create effective change is that we are coming together, from our many perspectives in the movement, to shape thoughtful dialogue, educate and advocate for action and engage the community on a joint mission to ensure safe spaces for LGBTQ young people to grow.


In honor of Queer Youth Empowerment Month in October, Coalition for Queer Youth launched a creative exhibition of LGBT voices titled “Testimony,” and they are currently accepting submissions. For more information, please click here or email myqueertestimony@gmail.com . Also, join the Coalition for the unveiling of the testimonials at “An Evening of Testimony.”


EVENT DETAILS
“An Evening of Testimony: Benefiting LGBTQ Youth through the Arts”

Sunday, November 6, 2011; 5-8:30pm
Jan Hus Playhouse
351 East 74th Street (Btwn 1st and 2nd Ave.)
New York City
To learn more, click here .

Pomo Afro Homos are “Fierce Love(rs)”

The Theater Offensive and Hibernian Hall are proud to present Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life , a show that examines 74256 250 Pomo Afro Homos are Fierce Love(rs) the vital issues of race, sexuality, and identity as a whole. The performance, starring its writer and producer, Brian Freeman, and Nursha Project Artist Thandiwe DeShazor, is a remix of the original production with a new group of talented performers. The newly-revived Bessie Award winning troupe uses raucous humor and fearless storytelling to challenge racism and homophobia through a series of vignettes that will leave audiences feeling the pain, pleasure and paradox of Black gay life.

Pomo Afro Homos is a ground-breaking Black queer performance troupe from San Francisco that blends comedy, tragedy, dance, music and rap in this phenomenal presentation. 74258 250 Pomo Afro Homos are Fierce Love(rs)

EVENT DETAILS

Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 2011

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street

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Novemeber 17, 2011 @ 8pm

November 18, 2011 @ 8pm

November 19, 2011 @ 2pm, 7pm

Tickets: $10-$40. Click here for details !

To learn more, click here .

With support from the National Performance Network , The Theater Offensive led the Fierce Love commissioning team with collaborators from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Burlington, New Orleans and Dallas. The Theater Offensive’s OUT in Your Neighborhood strategy is a driving force behind Fierce Love, focusing on integrating queer theater into interactive community-based programs in Boston-area neighborhoods.

The Theater Offensive’s ongoing Shout it OUT! collaboration with Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC Boston) will open Fierce Love’s Saturday matinee. Shout it OUT! will be a staged reading of original coming out stories from LGBT people of color. This work was developed in two workshop series with The Theater Offensive staff and Brian Freeman, in which community members learned to stage their writings for a broader audience.

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“Where My Girls At?” Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Home of Inception

“Where My Girls At?” returns home to Oakland, California to celebrate its 5th WMGAMontage 300x198 Where My Girls At? Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Home of Inception Anniversary!

“Where My Girls At?” is a “thoughtful, provocative, and insanely funny” one woman show written and performed by the “multi-talented” Micia Mosely. Portraying five drastically different characters representing the diversity of Black lesbian experiences, Micia challenges the notion that there is only one way to be Black or queer in the 21st century.

A phenomenal one hour performance steeped in improv and audience participation,  Where My Girls At? has thrilled audiences across the country from San Francisco, Detroit and New York to Amherst, Chapel Hill and Honolulu. A  New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee, the show, while hilarious, continues to tackle difficult issues including inter and intra-group racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Written & Performed by Micia Mosely

Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Musical Score by RiMarkible Things Music

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, November 12th, 2011; 7:30-9:30pm

Sunday, November 13th, 2011; 3:00-5:00pm

Oakland School of the Arts

530 18th Street

Oakland, CA 94612


Tickets

$15 if you purchase tickets by Oct. 31, 2011

$12.50 Group Rates

$20 Advance Tickets

$25 Tickets at the door

To purchase tickets, click here


To read a recent review of the performance by D.C. Theatre Scene , click here:

http://dctheatrescene.com/2010/07/09/where-my-girls-at/

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NYC Welcomes “Armstrong’s Kid”

September 13, 2011 by  
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After debuting in Los Angeles and leaving its mark on Oakland, “Armstrong’s Kid” makes its way to New Armstrongs Kid NYC NYC Welcomes “Armstrong’s Kid” York City! The Off-Broadway premier of the play features Three time NAACP Theatre Award-Winner, Six time Drama-Logue Award-Winner, and Image Award-Winning novelist, playwright, producer and actor Stanley Bennett Clay, and Nursha Project Artist, actor, playwright, comedian, and producer, Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor.

THE GAY SCHOOLTEACHER!

THE FALSE ACCUSATION!

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!

Stanley Bennet Clay stars in his gripping new play as a gay schoolteacher falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s 14-year-old son, and ends up spending nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.

Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser, co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor, seeks forgiveness, igniting a blistering showdown rife with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, dark truths, and lots of Jack Daniels.

Executive Producer Chas. Floyd Johnson

“This should be on Broadway!”

—award-winning actress Loretta Devine



EVENT DETAILS


Preview Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6, 2011

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20



Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011

Time: 8pm

Ticket: $30



Matinees: Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2011

Time: 3 PM

Ticket: $25



Theatre Information

Roy Arias Theatre Center

300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Avenue

New York, New York 10036


To purchase tickets, visit:

https://www.smarttix.com/Show.aspx?ShowCode=ARM2

FOR GROUP RATES AND FUNDRAISERS CALL: 323.200.4861

Red “Chases Summer”

Next Stop: Memphis, Tennessee! Join Red Summer in celebrating and promoting her latest project, “Chasing NPA RS Image NPws Compressed 215x400 Red Chases Summer Summer.” An online, mini docu-story featuring Red as she tours to promote her work of poetry, the first installment features Red journeying through Memphis, Tennessee to perform at the popular, Soul Cafe.

For more on Red’s Summer adventures in Memphis, click here . You may also read more about Red’s project’s by clicking here .

Nursha Co-Curates Independent Artists’ Week, San Francisco

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Independent Artists’ Week (IAW) is a week-long celebration dedicated to ensuring that artists, arts organizations, and the businesses that support them have a means to celebrate and network. This week of festivities includes live performances, showcases, panels, eco art awareness, networking /consulting, and more! In 2009, we began the process of branding Independent Artists’ Week Celebration to the Fillmore Jazz District. We hosted events in the Western Addition between Fulton and Post streets. Our vision is to continue this with the support and participation of the restaurants, business, and community organizations.

There is something for everyone!



EVENT DETAILS

September 5 – 11, 2011

For more information, click here

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Vulgar Tongues: An Exploration of the Anima/Animus Within Us

August 29, 2011 by  
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Charlie Demos & Queer Art Impact present:

VULGAR TONGUES

An exploration of how the Anima/Animus manifest themselves inside each of us. Queer, subversive, uncensored, and highly entertaining, Vulgar Tongues is an multi-media molotov cocktail thrown in the face of misogyny, commercial gay culture,and the identity crisis of the homogenized majority in the United States.

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Performers:

Charlie Demos

Brandon Bartling

JZ BICH

Busty Kitten

Saeed Jones

Kristen Tabbutt

with a video from special guest:

Anti-Social

EVENT DETAILS

Friday, September 23, 2011

7-9pm

Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, and Activist Center

172 Allen Street

New York, NY 10002

EVENT IS FREE!

Phone: 212.777.6028

For more information, click here .

Back To School With Micia Mosely

August 29, 2011 by  
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Join NPA Micia Mosely in celebrating the “back to school” season during Orientation Week, as her dynamism captivates co-eds across the East Coast!

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NYU Portrait: Voices of a People

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 8pm

Skirball Center

566 LaGuardia Place

New York University

EVENT IS FREE !


Multicultural Taste of Boston

Friday, September 2, 2011 at 6pm

Emerson College

This event is closed to the public, but Emerson students are welcomed!



Excerpts & Workshops of “Where My Girls At?”

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 2pm

Hampshire College Main Lawn

EVENT IS FREE AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC!!



Micia Mosely and Friends is “Hotter Than July”

July 6, 2011 by  
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Join Micia Mosely in celebrating the latest installment of Micia Mosely and Friends during the 20th Annual HOT Festival at Dixon Place, featuring Ganessa James, Shelley-Nicole Jefferson, and Damian Washington! This event should not be missed!



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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 @ 9:30pm

HOT Festival

Dixon Place

161 A Chrystie Street (btwn Delancey and Rivington)

Lower East Side, New York

Ticket: $5

For more information, click here .

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