Take Back My Power
Saturday May 28th, 7 PM
BRAVA Theater: 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
ASL-English voice interpretation provided
Tickets on a sliding scale: $5-$25
Come join the After Party in the Lobby
Proceeds will be donated to the Mervin Primeaux-OBryant Foundation whose mission is to advocate for & improve the quality of life of usurped deaf and hard of hearing persons, including HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities.
Hosted by Antoine Hunter, Urban Jazz Dance Company presents Take Back My Power featuring Mervin Primeaux OBryant, a non-binary Black Deaf artist, dancer, international performer, activist, and HIV survivor from the deep southern town of Lafayette, Louisiana who has performed vignettes of Mervins life journey in the heart of Washington D.C and around the world. Take Back My Power exhibits Mervins creative, passionate, and flowery lotus brilliance, unique worldview and reflects his commitment to push back against the status quo. Mervin will share his story through dance, monologue, and ASL song performances. The show calls for healing and self-transformation. Take Back My Power, encourages creative equity, access, diversity, and inclusion. Like most of Mervins work, this show explores language, communication, and cultural barriers through sound and movement.
Mervin Primeaux-OBryant, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, obtained his degree in Dance Performance & Choreography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is an actor, director, producer, choreographer, international performer, and advocate. Honored with a Wavy Award, he is the Co-Founder of Def Lens Media, serves on the board and manages the Mervin Primeaux-OBryant Foundation and is producing a feature documentary. His creative journey has blessed him with many experiences; including being assistant director for Quest Visual Theatre and serving as an American Sign Language consultant in theatre and music videos. In 2021, he performed to a special of Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia called Midnight Moment which is the worlds largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on 75 billboard screens of Times Square nightly for 2 months from 11:57 pm to midnight.
COVID Policies: Full vaccinations with added booster and face masks are REQUIRED to attend this event.
Brava Theater has undertaken appropriate modifications to comply with current health and safety protocols provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These measures include requiring proof of vaccination, mandatory face covering that completely covers nose and mouth, secured with ear loops or head strap (gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable), increased cleaning before performances, and a no-touch or low-touch experience. Click for our full Covid Protocol: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57e2ef6fc534a50452d4afa0/t/620c39b752861e6fe72538c8/1644968376012/Brava+Covid+Protocol.pdf
Brava Theater (View)
2781 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
ASL/English Voice Interpretation provided