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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

At UT Austin

(re)membering the body


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.


I am really excited to say that I’m working with allgo, in Austin, Texas…

allgo Presents
A Reading ,Conversation and Workshop with Sharon Bridgforth
Sunday November 3, 2013
Picture Box Studio 701 Tillery St. Suite A-7 Austin, TX 78702
(down the side walk from allgo office)

Reading and Conversation 6:00-7:00pm
Bridgforth will read from her newest work titled,
Who Dat/Black Mermaid Man Lady.

More HERE.

At allgo In Austin, Texas

I am really Grateful to be a reader/to honor my Dad at allgo’s Day of The Dead celebration…

allgo’s Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration

November 2, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
701 Tillery Street Suite A-1
Austin, TX 78702

This celebration will include a community altar exhibit, artistic expression and reception honoring the lives of those who have gone before us and in celebration of their memories that live on within us.

Feel free to bring memorabilia to place on the community altar.

Artistic Expression by:
Sharon Bridgforth
María Limón
Issa Ramos
Cami Joy-Rocha
Antonio Santana

More about allgo HERE.

solo black woman

solo black woman

delta dandi is published in solo black woman performance, Northwestern University Press (11/2013), Eds. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. Funded in part with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Writings about delta dandi by scholar/artists Stephanie Batiste and Anita Gonzalez are included in this book, as well as work by Stacey Robinson, Misty DeBerry and many others. ORDER IT HERE.

Flying Solo with Daniel A. Jones

I proud to say that I will be a guest in
Daniel Alexander Jones’s Flying Solo Class
Monday, 2:30PM 9/23/2013
at Fordham University, NYC
along with Chris Wells.
We will be discussing:
The Personal as Political & the Political as Personal.
Other guests this semester in Professor Jones’s Flying Solo Class are:
Kate Bornstein, Robbie McCauley, Jen Hofer, Pamela Sneed, Dawn Akemi Saito and Stacey Karen Robinson.

The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem

I am proud to announce that thanks to support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund, a Mellon Foundation funded program that allows current resident playwrights to explore work and process in creative ways and in the company of chosen collaborators…

I will be working on
The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem
September 16-20, 2013 at New Dramatists (NYC)!!

I have the great fortune and Blessed pleasure of having
Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan in the room/in the process/reading and responding and encouraging the development of the piece.

There will be an informal table reading of the work in progress
at New Dramatists
Friday September 20, 2013 3PM
Featuring: Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan!!
To RSVP call (212) 757-6960

NOTE: Watch for HoneyPot and Dem in process in Austin, Texas featuring Sonja Parks, Florinda Bryant and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones in November 2013. Details sooncome.

COMING SOON The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem EP (four track) audio recording!

Jomama Jones in Austin

Jomama Jones: Radiate
will be in Austin, Tejas
JULY 5, 6, 11-13, 2013
Shows start at 8pm with a special second late-night 10:30pm performance on the 12th
All shows at Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E. Manor Road

Jones is accompanied by her collaborator and musical director, Bobby Halvorson, her Sweet Peaches—the extraordinary vocalists Helga Davis and Laura Jean Anderson, a knock-out band and a series of very special guests from the Austin community.
Details HERE.

I’m proud to say that I’ve written a couple of songs for Jomama…AND
my daughter Sonja Perryman is one of Jomama’s original Sweet Peaches.

Here is one of my favs/a film directed by Vicky Boone featuring Jomama Jones.

At Hampshire College

I am proud to say that thanks to Djola Branner, Dean of Interdisciplinary Arts, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Priscilla Page, Lecturer: Dramaturgy at UMass Amherst Theater, I am in Residence at HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE 3/2/13-3/7/13!

MOSAIC; Five College Multicultural Theatre Committee Presents:
A staged reading of blood pudding
Written/Directed by Sharon Bridgforth
Featuring: Djola Branner, Micaela Diaz-Sanchez, Bettina Judd, Nyx Ziehut, Jorrell Watkins and Maya Chakraeati.
Hampshire College
Main Theatre, Emily Dickinson Hall.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 8PM. Free.

More about blood pudding HERE.

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