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Black Lavender Experience 2014

I am thrilled to be part of the 2014 Black Lavender Experience
@ Department of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason/Brown University!
This year E. Patrick Johnson is the featured artist
The film The New Black will be screened/and much more!!
Come if you can…


BLX14 Deets

Jazz n Me on Blog Talk Radio

LISTEN to my 3/14/14 visit on
Trading 4′s – Jazz Blog Talk Radio –
with hosts Drs. Jackie Modeste & Wesley J. Watkins

Listen To Education Internet Radio Stations with TRADING 4s Drs Modeste and Wes on BlogTalkRadio

River See Story Bank

River See Premiere

Thanks to the massive outpouring of support during our River See on USA Projects (aka Hatchfund) crowdsourcing campaign/we are rolln on da River! The show will premiere at Links Hall in Chicago June 19-29, 2014! Tickets on sale HERE.

River See Website

Meanwhile/we are working with the FTW Development and Design Group to create the NEW River See website. Our Intention is to create an interactive site for people to share their stories and virtually engage with and expand River See.

Submit To The River See Story Bank

I will be collecting stories in person at:
The (Re)Membering the Body Women’s and Gender Studies Conference at UT Austin 3/20/14 (where I’m also Keynoting) Details HERE.
and at
allgo: a statewide queer people of color organization in Austin 3/21/14 6:30PM
More HERE.

Participants will be asked to give a 2 minute response to the prompts (below) – offering words, song, gestures, silence, chants, visual images etc. Multilingual responses encouraged. Responses will be video taped.

I Am
I Dream
I Love
I Offer

There is no right or wrong. Be brave, be vulnerable. Respond from a place of passion and Joy. Let your story come through/in service of creating our collective flowing River of beautiful Loving goodness.

For more information/or if you’d like to submit virtually contact me HERE.

Check Out Some of Our Submissions HERE.

SF Jazz n Me

I’m so proud/I’ll be reading at the SF Jazz Center!!
More HERE.

Trading 4s Blog Radio

March 14, 2014
I will be a guest on the jazz focused blog radio show TRADING 4s
hosted by Drs. Jackie Modeste & Wesley J. Watkins (from Jazz and Democracy)!!!
Listen LIVE at 8AM PST or catch it on the blog later


Check out Dr. Wes’s work on Jazz and Democracy


At UT Austin

(re)membering the body


100 Black LBGTQ Women

I am extremely proud to be listed amongst the 100 Black LGBTQ Women You Should Know! Check out the list HERE.


On The Radio

On March 14, 2014
I will be a guest on the jazz focused blog radio show TRADING 4s
hosted by Drs. Jackie Modeste & Wesley J. Watkins (from Jazz and Democracy)!!!
Listen LIVE at 8AM PST or catch it on the blog later.
Details HERE.
Check out Dr. Wes’s work on Jazz and Democracy

I’ll Be At UMASS

I am honored to say that I will be a guest at UMASS Mach 1, 2014 during their
Black/Queer/Diaspora/Womyn Festival Features Staged Readings, Panels
The mighty real Djola Branner is going to direct con flama!
Trey Anthony will be presenting work.

PURCHASE con flama HERE.

Djola Branner
(Djola Branner)

CSU Summer Arts 2014

I will be teaching at Cal State University’s SummerArts Program
At CSU Monterey Bay, CA.
July 21-27, 2014 in the course titled,
Social Action Writing: Personal to Political, Words at Work
Coordinated by Aimee Suzara
Full course dates: Course Dates: July 14 to July 27, 2014
Also teaching: Kwame Dawes, Luis Rodriguez and Evelina Galang.
Work with award-winning, best-selling writers from around the country. Examine the roadblocks that create silence and learn how to remove them. Shape language into story, into revelation, into weapon, into healing.
You don’t have to be a CSU student to apply/scholarships available.
More HERE.

NEW Company Manager

Thanks to ALL who supported River See on USA Projects
we are happy to announce our

Arielle Julia Brown is a playwright, arts administrator and facilitator currently based in the SF Bay Area. As a facilitator, Arielle has taught and directed performance workshops for adults and youth of all ages throughout the Bay Area with such organizations as, Intersection for the Arts, Destiny Arts Center, Streetside Stories and Guerilla Performance Group at Eastside Arts Alliance and the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Arielle is the Artistic Director of The Love Balm Project, a Bay Area theatre workshop series and performance that explores the testimonies of local mothers who have lost children to systemic violence. Workshop and performance iterations of The Love Balm Project have been presented at or in partnership with 7Stages Theatre, Theatre of Yugen, The MilkBar, Eastside Arts Alliance, La Peña Cultural Center, San Francisco Playhouse The Triangle Lab (A joint program of Intersection for the Arts and Cal Shakes) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Arielle is a 2013-2014 SF Playground company playwright. She is a 2014 Artist Investigator in residence at The Triangle Lab. Arielle is a 2013-2014 SF Emerging Arts Professionals Programming Chair. Arielle’s work has been supported by Theatre Bay Area, The Triangle Lab ( supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group) and CalHumanities. Arielle’s theatre work is rooted in peacemaking on both local and international levels. Arielle began doing international theatre work at 7Stages theatre in Atlanta, Ga. Arielle is a core member of Theatre Without Borders. Her international theatre experience includes work in Senegal and East Africa. Arielle received her B.A. from Pomona College where she studied Theatre and Africana Studies.

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