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PATRISSE CULLORS – Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied
February 28, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 - $20
Freedom Portals Productions and G.R.E.E.D.Y. City
Directed by Patrisse Cullors / Co-Produced by Damon Turner
From the mouths of the occupied will bring stories of Black folks directly impacted by state violence to the stage. This multi-media production, utilizing theatre, live instrumentation, and local artists will draw audiences into an experiential narration of the 1951, We Charge Genocide document submitted to United Nations for crimes against Black people in America. This piece will ask audiences to unpack the question of how current police state practices across the country reflect genocidal practices named and still relevant in the document.
Fri + Sat, February 27 + 28 @ 8:30pm & Sun, March 1 @ 3:30pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles, Ca. For the last 17 years Patrisse has worked professionally as an artist and has produced, directed, and performed at 24th street theater, high school campuses, as well as different gallery spaces in Los Angeles. She uses her personal journey as a working class queer, black, cis-gender female to draw forth the way societal norms shape her and her communities lives, and produces works that illuminates and highlights racism, classism, homophobia, and trans-phobia. Audio, visuals, and live human bodies is the basis of her art. Her professional development is in dance and theater, working closely with Norine Xavier, Augusto Boal and Brent Blair. Her latest work, Power: From the Mouths of the Occupied provides an intimate look into the lives of Black folks directly impacted by state violence.
Damon Turner, Los Angeles based artist and founder of GREEDY City (a Generation Righteously Enduring to Eradicate Dying Young), has spent the past several years working as the Art and Cultural Director for the non-profit organization Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. Having curated dozens of large cultural and community events, concerts with world renowned artists like Yuval Ron, Mark de Clive-Lowe, La Santa Cecilia and more, dozens of fixed art exhibits and open-mic nights in Esperanza’s economic development project Mercado La Paloma, Damon is actively working on creative ways to showcase the artists, create revenue generating opportunities and curate spaces which encourage audiences participation. Working the past several years also producing events under GREEDY City, releasing music, and performing at many of the Los Angeles venues and collaborating with artists on a number of eclectic art projects, Damon is passionate about working with other driven creators who are focused on developing healthy communities all over the world using art, technology, culture, entertainment and architecture as vehicles to do so.