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Okwui Okpokwasili
Jan. 19 — Oct. 21, 2016

Poor People’s TV Room Performances / Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
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BickeringWifePortrait_web1.jpg Dan Hurlin's "Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed"
Dan Hurlin's new piece 'Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed' gets a rave review by The New York Times.

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MRPJHiRes0.jpg Ralph Lemon awarded a National Medal of Honor
Ralph Lemon was awarded a National Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. He was also awarded a BESSIE award for Outstanding Production for "Scaffold Room" at The Kitchen.

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OO_Bronx-Gothic-Subpage-10.jpg Okwui Okpokwasili's Bronx Gothic on tour
Okwui Okpokwasili's 'Bronx Gothic' is on tour through the spring -- hitting Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Philly and Austin -- check it out!

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portrait_cGennadiNovash_MontclairStateUniv_02940.jpg Nora Chipaumire's "portrait..." on Tour
Nora Chipaumire continues her tour of portrait of myself as my father, which The New York Times calls “A no-holds-barred look at masculinity and the African male body in American culture.”

Artists and Projects

From all around the world, our artists are agents of social change committed to exploring complex ideas in work that is deep and daring.


Marc Bamuthi Joseph >>>

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

An arts activist, spoken word artist, performer, and librettist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a pillar of American performance, arts education, and artistic curation. After ...

Ralph Lemon >>>

Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon (Creator, Choreographer and Director) is a director, choreographer, writer, visual artist and curator, and the Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a co...


Dan Hurlin >>>

Dan Hurlin

DAN HURLIN, Artistic Director

Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice OBIE award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West’s A Cool Million and his suite of puppet pi...

Nora Chipaumire >>>

Nora Chipaumire

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art, and aesthetic. ...


Lars Jan >>>

Lars Jan

LARS JAN is a director, writer, visual artist, and the founding artistic director of Early Morning Opera (EMO), a genre-bending performance + art lab whose works explo...

Baba Israel >>>

Baba Israel

Baba Israel (Writer/Performer/Deviser) was raised in New York by parents who were core members of the Living Theatre. He developed as a young artist exploring spoken w...


Liza Jessie Peterson >>>

Liza Jessie Peterson

Liza Jessie Peterson is a renowned actress, poet, playwright, educator and advocate. Liza has written several plays including her most recent one woman play The Peculi...

Okwui Okpokwasili >>>

Okwui Okpokwasili

Okwui Okpokwasili is a New York-based writer, performer and choreographer. In partnership with collaborator Peter Born, Okpokwasili creates multidisciplinary projects....


Community Engagement >>>

Community Engagement

MAPP International’s methodology invests not only in artists’ creative work, but in opening up their processes to engage diverse communities in respectful exchanges of...