FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 19-20 | 8PM
SUNDAY, MAY 21 | 3PM
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: SARA SCHULMAN & STEVEN THRASHER
TUESDAY, MAY 9 | 8PM
The prolific poet, actress, writer Pamela Sneed and the LGBTQ/Community Activist Kelly McGowan kick off BAAD!’s new series Courageous Conversations: Strategies for Living and Loving in America. Courageous Conversations is a free monthly community/education forum that is a mix of topical talks and resilience workshops led by leading thinkers from the arts, media and politics, followed by a facilitated/open community forum for queer people on how to navigate and thrive as the President and his administration position the chess pieces to dismantle and reverse many hard-fought protections.
Courageous Conversations is supported by The New York Community Trust.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 | 8PM
SATURDAY, MAY 13 | 8PM
DANCING WHILE BLACK
THURSDAY, MAY 11 | 8PM
2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 718-918-2110
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
¡HISPANIC PANIC STRIKES BACK!: MAY THE FIERCE BE WITH YOU
FRIDAY, MAY 5 | 8PM
HISPANIC PANIC! was an experimental reading and performance series that ran from 2008 to 2011 at Nowhere in the East Village. Created by writer Charlie Vázquez as a way to network, it incubated a lively roster of LGBTQ cutting-edge talent with an emphasis on women and people-of-color. ¡HISPANIC PANIC Strikes Back! will reunite some of the founding artists that gave the series life, what is sure to be an irreverent evening of truth-telling and comedy.
Hosted by Charlie Vázquez
BOOGIE DOWN DANCE FESTIVAL 2017
BOOGIE DOWN DANCE
SATURDAY, MAY 6 | 8PM
Get down with 8 choreographers presenting fresh works between 5 to 10 minutes.
INSISTENT TONGUES: QUEER WORLD VOICES
co-presented by BAAD! and PEN AMERICA
THURSDAY, MAY 4 | 8PM
Poetry, prose and performance by gay writers who speak openly about the power and challenges of creating from a queer perspective with Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya), Saeed Jones (USA), Marlon James (Jamaica) and Ali Asgar (Bangladesh). Moderated by Charles Rice-González (USA/Puerto Rico).
JENNIFER HARRISON NEWMAN
THE GENEVA PROJECT
co-presented by BAAD! and 651 ARTS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 28 & 29 | 8PM
The Geneva Project is inspired by photographs that choreographer Jennifer Harrison Newman found in the Library of Congress of her great-aunt, Geneva Varner Clark, and her family on their farm in Depression-era South Carolina. The photographs, taken by New Deal era photographer Marion Post Wolcott with captions such as “negro”, “mixed race” and “Indian,” provide more than simply a visual backdrop, inspiring an emotional and visceral conjuring of the ghosts of our shared social past.
In collaboration with visionary director Charlotte Brathwaite, other-worldly composer Justin Hicks, singular installation artist Abigail DeVille, polymath projection designer Paul Lieber and lighting designer Tuce Yasak, Newman invites an inquiry into the politics of subjectivity and personhood by giving face to people marginalized by racial classifications and their economic ramifications. This dark, poetic piece questions what is revealed and what remains hidden by bringing light to that which was once buried.
BLACKTINO QUEER PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, MAY 27 |
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 21 & 22 | 8PM
Nearly Sighted is a solo project, performed and produced by Kayla Hamilton that gives the audience an opportunity to see through her eyes. She moves through the world with a chronic illness that has left her with sight in one eye, loss of peripheral vision, double vision, blurred vision, and difficulty seeing in low light. Integrating the voices and aesthetics of five black female choreographers; Francine E. Ott, Nia Love, Christal Brown, Crystal U. Davis and Jaimè , the work draws attention to new stories. With interviews of each choreographer woven between dances, Nearly Sighted generates discussion around the ideas of race, gender and visibility.