Two evenings of spoken work and physical performance, curated by Jay Ruby and hosted by The Carpetbag Brigade and Prescott College. Supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Van Gogh's Ear.
Questioning Identity March 29 7:00 pm
Questioning Tradition March 30 7:00 pm
Sam Hill Gallery, 232 N.Granite St, Prescott
Limited Seating - Reservations Require
March 29 7:00 pm
Poet Dan Seaman Performer Christopher Mankowski
Poet KJ Miner Performer Daniela de Guzman
Dan Seaman - Poet
Dan Seaman has been writing poetry for 50 years and has publicly performed to a wide variety of audiences throughout the southwest since 1997. He was Host, performer, and co-organizer of the Arcosanti Arizona Statewide Slam Poetry Festival for all 7 years it occurred. He currently is working on a Literary Legacy Project of video and audio productions of his writings.
Performed by Christopher Mankowski
Eve's Revenge explores androgyny as a symbol for human spiritual potential and evolution. The performance dissects the paradox of gender identity at the forefront of socio-political discourse with nitty gritty details. Eves Revenge uses drag to open the door to a
I am dedicated to art and ritual as a means to transformation through psychological, social and spiritual dialogue.
KJ "Ink" Miner - Poet
KJ Ink is one part small town boy, two parts city folk. Born in Colorado, raised in Arizona, but grew up more in the 8 years he lived in Thailand than all the years before. He's been a writer and teacher for many years, but more recently stepped into the world of performance poetry, driven by the need to do more and the desire to shake the silly world awake. Silence will no longer suffice.
What is Welcome ?
Performed by Daniela De Guzman
What is Welcome ? highlights stories of displacement, contradiction and the sacred. It intertwines and overlaps stories of people who live on both sides of and in between borders, both personal and public, and the struggle for land and body. The piece aims to take binaries and parts of self often seen as in opposition to each other and play with them until absurdity enters and force the edges to blur, to make a place where all of you is welcome.
I perform because I need to give form to the nameless things and the unanswerable questions. Im interested in the kind of stories that highlight our shared humanity as people and disturb feelings of isolation and individuation. Im drawn to expression that feels raw, rough, and real and makes space for absurdity, and different kinds of beauty to emerge and different bodies and voices to be seen and heard.
March 30 7:00 pm Questioning Tradition
Poet Milta Ortiz Performer Delisa Myles
Poet Leah Marche Performer Jay Ruby
Milta Ortiz - Poet
Milta Ortiz is now a Tucson poet/playwright/performer, whose bicultural reality and immigrant experience shapes the way she sees the world. It has become her superpower as an artist. Shes trained as a playwright formally with an MFA degree from Northwestern University, as a performance artist in the Bay Area experimental theatre scene, and as a poet in Bay Area slams. She is Associate Artistic director at Borderlands Theater
Performed by Delisa Myles
Wagon Tracks examines matrilineal Mormon ancestry, and its relationship to the oppressed feminine body. Rivers within us entwine stories of ancestral westward migration and inward descent into deep memory. Inheritance and underworld, blood and water, create the matrix for a new kind of baptism. A body is on its way to becoming a new body. Life is full of cocoons.
I have been traversing the spirals of dance, healing and art for the last 35 years. I was central in forming and teaching in the Performing Arts program at Prescott College from 1994-2016, and am currently Faculty Emeritus.I am fascinated by visions for a sustainable future and currently have a hand in several upcoming collaborations involving the intersections of the body, land, water, and farm.
Leah Marche - Poet
Leah Marche has co-founded or founded several arts & culture organizations (BlackPoet Ventures, L!VE POET!C, Storyscope) and campaigns/events (Black Poetry Day, WE JAZZ JUNE, Black Horizons Festival). The Phoenix native also co-produces the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series at The Nash. Listed among Phoenix New Times' 100 Creatives, the freelance graphic designer is a board member of Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation.
Performed by Jay Ruby
Water, Ghosts in the Mountain, Johnny Appleseed, Early Settlement, American Conscience & Transience. Fayettenam excavates personal questions of ancestry and the differing human impulses that exist in the muscle memory of the family archive. Like half known dreams, the shadowy shapes and forms of thought patterns & emotional responses intimate themselves forward. Forgotten or imagined, they become the knots that intertwine a response to the inherited legacy of our country.
I am trying to understand the way the past shapes the future through the present. Theater is a vehicle to research questions of karma and liberation while seeking wisdom and innocence.
Sam Hill Gallery (View)
232 N.Granite St
Prescott, AZ 86301
|Minimum Age: 13|
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