ABOUT the Play, COMMUNITY DAY
Told over three generations, this experimental play features neighbors organizing a street festival to bring new life to the city as powerful outside investors aim to profit on the relocation of the old residents and price gouging of new residents.
Q. Terah Jackson (playwright), Kerry Redding (director), Jason Gordon (music), Moriamot Akibu, Olivan Brann, Louis Davis, Suzanne Edgar, Michael Halpern, Chris Lane, David Samuel, Anjna Swaminathan (actor/vocals), and Debra Frazier
ABOUT the (Re)Acts Series
Re)Acts is a community-minded event used to delve deeper into and diversify the perspectives on topics that are important to Forum and related to our current work. Forum invites local artists from multiple disciplines to create artistic responses to a specific prompt, topic, or theme. The outcome is a one-night performance of all of their 10 minute reaction pieces that is casual, experimental, engaging, and electric.
Michael Dove PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Emma Strauss, (Re)Acts Coordinator 2013
November 18, 2013
Local artists were commissioned to create short pieces inspired by stories of gentrification and shifting communities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The first (Re)Acts of Forum's 10th season explores questions of place, home, and belonging within our city's rapidly changing neighborhoods.
Featuring work created by: dog & pony dc, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, From Block2Block, Teri Gillmor, Mark Hairston, Paige Hernandez, Terah Jackson, Tom Minter, Kerri Redding, and Tatyana Safronova.