Viewpoint

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viewpointtshirtdivision 225x300 Viewpoint Surging beyond the painful, blinding realities of the social constructs that perpetuate fear, anger and mistrust of ourselves and of others, the Viewpoint experience cultivates a shared commitment to personal and systematic transformation. By walking with individuals, groups, communities, programs, businesses, and organizations as they develop in their commitment to consistent self-care, wellness and awareness practices, Viewpoint nurtures this transformation across boundaries of difference and dis-ease, enabling the brilliance of each individual and community to be freely expressed and shared.



Every client and collaborator has unique needs: no one program, session, workshop, training, or organizational restructuring can benefit all communities. Nursha Project uses the Viewpo viewpointtshirtselfcare1 225x300 Viewpoint int experience to work alongside each person or group, supporting them as they define this transformation for themselves, develop their vital practice, and implement it sustainably as a tool for their unique expression of self. VP cards front3 300x171 Viewpoint

Productions

September 29, 2010 by  
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“Children of the Last Days” lastdays Productions

“Children of the Last Days” is written and performed by Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor. It is a comedy show that aims to satirize Black church culture and the contradictions therein. So bring your Good Sunday Clothes, Your Tambourine, Your Church Fan and Your Sense of Humor!  Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!

Written & performed by Thandiwe Thomas DeShazor

Directed by Norman Gee

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


Get Into It

Get Into It1 300x288 Productions Join Nursha Project in launching our newest production, Get Into It ! Written and produced in a talk-show format, Get Into It will delve into topics relating to health, wealth, and prosperity. The purpose of the the project is to document and share the experiences of transnational pop-culturalism in real-time through the kaleidoscope of arts, entertainment, social, political, historical, and environmental media.  Community members will be encouraged to express current and ever changing experiences that reflect their hyper-local social experiences. To learn more, click here .



The Paul Robeson Project

Ever heard of Paul Robeson?

He is an internationally renowned and celebrated actor, athlete, lawyer, singer and activist.  Yet, he is all but erased from mainstream US history. Paul Robeson is pre Civil Rights Movement and smack dab Jim Crow and McCarthyism. Despite these obstacles, he achieves highly.  Despite being a high achiever, human flaws arise…

This lecture demonstration about Paul Robeson by “Paul” shares his history, experiences, and what elements make up his particular brand of icon.

Performed by Kim Howard Picture 6 Productions

Developed and Directed by Mimi McGurl

A Nursha Project Production



“Where My Girls At?”

“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.

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Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production

Queer Art Impact

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Stay tuned as  Mat Heggem , Brooklyn-based Artistic Director and Curator of Bushed/Gay Wars, and Nursha Project Founder, Logo QueerArtImpact SMALL Queer Art Impact Shalonda Ingram, launch their newest initiative, Queer Art Impact .

What is Queer Art Impact?

Queer Art Impact (QAI) explores the conversation between politics, art and action. The New York City-based initiative is intended to bring together individuals and organizations who self-identify their body of work as queer. By supporting artists whose works challenge the hetero-normative, QAI seeks to embrace queerness and create opportunities for all artists – living in the political and social fringe – to move to the center.

QAI is about action and re-action . It’s the motivation to do something and to speak out . This action/reaction takes the form of art, politic gesture, youth engagement, community movement, education, and business training with/by/for queers.

QAI features performances, cabarets, parties, panel discussions and networking events that occur throughout the year, culminating in an annual spring festival where QAI commissioned works are premiered. Subsequent discourse catapults the community into a Summer of Inspired Pride — S.I.P. – a Rooftop WrrkQ P(art)y on the regs!

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and are especially looking for those who want to build on-going communications with their fellow queers. Upon receipt and approval of materials, the artist will be included on our website, provided access to www.wrrkq.com (coming soon), and may be curated and/or commissioned for QAI events throughout the year.

QAI welcomes partnerships and shared programming proposals from educators, community organizers, and other arts entities.

What is WrrkQ?

WrrkQ is about sharing resources, creating opportunities, developing collaborative relationships, keeping communications open, and providing a physical & virtual space to meet individuals who share the same motivation for their queer agendas.  But, it’s also about the business side too — having your needs met and understanding the systems that need to be in place to make the wrrkq happen.

WrrkQ includes a monthly gathering hosted by a QAI artist and a quarterly newsletter on relevant artist resources for the queer community. Stay tuned for more information about www.wrrkq.com .


Queer Art Impact Resources

To stay abreast of queer resources, click the QAI Resource Guide:

International Conceptualizations of Queerness: A Resource Guide


Connect with QAI on Facebook and keep your social streams as open as you icon wink Queer Art Impact

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Queer-Art-Impact/129147190461382?ref=ts

Twitter hastag #wrrkq and follow @queerai



Upcoming Events

“A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy”

Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30pm

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

A fun-filled musical odyssey with Rumi Missabu of the fabulous Cockettes

co-hosted by Warhol Superstar Agosto Machado

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Hibiscus and Rumi Missabu in Pearls Over Shanghai. Ross Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco 1970 Photo by David Wise

with special guests from the New York Underground hip elite including:

Eugene Soldatov

Joey Kipp

Ferrin Solano

Emily McGowan

Mathew Heggem

Jarvis Earnshaw

Rachel Mason

Max Vernon

Charlie Demos

Mark Golamco

Nicholas Gorham

& directly from Paris, French dance sensation Francois Chaignaud

This just in…Glam-rock wearable art designer Bill Bowers who has dressed everyone from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to the New York Dolls to Alice Cooper will present his incredible new collection

Additional performers TBA

For additional info: cocketterumi@gmail.com

Where My Girls At?

July 8, 2010 by  
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“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

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


To view D.C. Theatre Scene’s article on Micia’s most recent performance of Where My Girls At? at the 2010 D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival, click here .



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Born Brown: All Rights Reserved

July 8, 2010 by  
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BB 400x300 Born Brown: All Rights Reserved Born Brown: All Rights Reserved® is a social enterprise agency that promotes understanding and collaboration among people of color with various origins.  Throughout the world, indigenous people and people of color outside of their ancestral homelands are exposed to visual and auditory imagery that pierces the subconscious, creates internalized oppression & racism while furthering their experience of discord in the global society.

Bb:ARR® aspires to liberate activists, educators, youth and elders by countering oppressive media with messaging that evokes self-acceptance and self-love. Ultimately, Bb:ARR® exists as a catalyst for education, solidarity, and the exercise of Universal Human Rights.

Learn more about Bb:ARR® via www.bornbrown.org

Founder

May 28, 2010 by  
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Shalonda Ingram | Founder, Nursha Project™

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Shalonda Ingram is a social entrepreneur committed to empowering communities via the arts. In doing so, Nursha employs place-based strategy enabling and encourages free exchange between audience and artist as a way of building the courage to work for change.

Her early work, founding the social enterprise “Born Brown: All Rights Reserved,” sought to promote understanding and collaboration among people of color of diverse origins.  Born Brown creates products featuring original works of art that counter oppressive media with messaging and merchandise that evokes self-acceptance and self-love.

Shalonda’s work as Producer at Dance Theater Workshop represented the opportunity to mix the global view  honed in Born Brown with the innovative staging created for Nursha inside an organization of long tradition and high regard.

In recognition of excellence in this body of work, she accepted invitations to City of Oakland Funding Advisory Board and the Brooklyn Arts Council Council Community Arts Regrant Program, City of Oakland Arts Funding Advisory Board and  She has also  received nominations for the Corporation National & Community Services Eli Segal Award.

Nursha Project is Sponsored by Fronde Baliste.

 

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Micia Mosely

December 21, 2008 by  
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Micia Mosely: Actor & Playwright

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Micia’s desire to surpass the boundaries of the ordinary led to her create “Sistahfriends: A Black Lesbian Puppet Experience” and to co-found Nappy Grooves, an all-Black drag king troupe.

During the past 10 years, she has displayed her perfect comedic timing through stand up and as an emcee for numerous events throughout the nation.

In May of 2006, Micia joined forces with Nursha Project TM and debuted her one-woman show, “Where My Girls At?: A Comedic Look at Black Lesbians. A Nursha Project Production, “Where My Girls At?” is written and performed by Micia Mosely, directed by Tamilla Woodard, and produced by Shalonda Ingram.

Micia is currently touring her show nationally, performing stand up comedy, acting with Winceyco Entertainment group and traveling comedic-speaker with The Lecture Bureau .