Junebug Productions Presents
THE FREE SOUTHERN THEATER INSTITUTE
An evening of original work written and performed by participants of Junebug Productions’ Katrina Story Project
Performance April 3rd, 7:30 PM at the
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA
Ticket are $12.00 and available at the box office, or visit the Comtemporary Arts Center Website at http://www.cacno.org/
or call (504) 577-0732
Written and performed by Taylor Britton, Kirk Bush, Maila Jones, Krystal Kofie, Katie Loemelis, Dana WebbDirected by Kiyoko McCrae
Through monologues, spoken word, and movement, these young artists confront and share challenges they face post-Katrina and explore how race and racism shape their lives and identity.
The original work in this performance was created through a twelve-week course facilitated by Junebug Productions Artistic Director, John O’Neal, Kiyoko McCrae and Stephanie McKee.
Participants include community members and students from Tulane University and Xavier University. The pieces were constructed from stories shared in story circles throughout the course and a photo language exercise based around the following questions:
What is home?
What is exploitation?
What does Katrina mean to you?
This course, Introduction to Community Arts Practice, is the first in a series of courses offered by Junebug Productions’ Free Southern Theater Institute for Theater, Art and Community Development (FSTI), a laboratory for community-based cultural engagement and learning.
FSTI trains individuals who wish to develop professional capacity to work as artists and managers of cultural programs to advance progressive social change in communities of oppressed and exploited people.
We are currently looking for more participants for our next course session. This program is open to all community members. If you are interested in joining us, or wish to make a donation to the project, please contact us.
Program and Development Associate
Junebug Productions Inc.
P.O. Box 2331New Orleans, LA 70176