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Days of Art & Ideas and WeDaPeoples Cabaret (2014 Edition)
Dates: September 11 – 13, 2014
Partner: The New School/Eugene Lang College
Film Screening of ‘finding the 51st(dream) state
September 11, 2014 (6 pm)
Location: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
Panelists: Will Power, Cecilia Rubino, Brian Lewis and Anna Canoni (Woody Guthrie’s Granddaughter)
Initiated by a community sing of “This Land is Our Land”, led by the Woody Guthrie Foundation, the night included a screening of the ‘finding the 51st (dream) state’, a documentary about Sekou Sundiata’s research to performance process during the America Project. The screening was followed by a discussion with Brian Lewis, Cecilia Rubino, Will Power and Anna Canoni.
Thinking Out Loud: Staged Reading
September 12, 2014 (7 pm)
Location: Tishman Auditorium, New School University Center (63 5th Avenue, NY, NY)
Staged readings of three plays performed by professional and student actors, embraced various critical issues of our times addressed by playwrights including Liza Jessie Peterson(Peculiar Patriot), Yadira De La Riva (One Journey), and Marc Wolf (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell). The program culminated in a panel discussion about research, art making, and the issues each play addresses as it gives voice to silenced citizens.
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Liza Jessie Peterson Peculiar Patriot
Yadira De La Riva One Journey
Marc Wolf Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
September 13, 2014 (7 pm)
Location: Tishman Auditorium, New School University Center (63 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY)
Curator and Host: Will Power
Curated by playwright Will Power, this cabaret style celebration included poetry, music and dance embracing the power of community. The vibrant night featured music by Burnt Sugar, Ahmed Abdullah and DJ Reborn; spoken word from Ramya Ramana, Climbing Poetry, Lady Logic, Dasia Carr and Jakeem Powell; theatrical performances from Paloma McGregor and more!
Watch excerpts from evening...
The opening featuring Cecilia Rubino, Brian Lewis, Rasu Jilani, and Will Power here!
Spoken word performances by Jakeem Powell, Dasia Rose, Lady Logic, and Ramya Ramana here!
Musical performance by Wishes and Thieves here!
Spoken Word performance by Climbing Poetry here!
Musical performance by Burnt Sugar with Ahmed Abdullah here!