PRESENT | FUTURE
REVOLUTIONARY ART, ACTIVISM & INITIATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision is a large-scale, collaborative multimedia performance project celebrating the histories, rites of passage, and visionary futures of Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant, Women of Color (BIWOC) in America. Co-created by 75 diverse women of all ages from around the US, it is a living collage of personal and collective statements on women’s evolving identities – curating ancestral memories of personal & collective resilience through art & live performance.
‘20/20 Vision” will take place throughout 21 rooms of a historic mansion – the former “Women’s Club of the Berkshires” (now The Whitney Center for the Arts) in Pittsfield MA, where each room will represent a unique theme of initiation in women’s lives. It will be open for 10 live performances over 5 days, August 13-17, 2021.
First created in 2013 in the same location, Rites of Passage is an evolving project which will eventually include a large-format book of essays & photographs, and an online “virtual museum”. “20/20 Vision” features all new “Rooms of Cure” exploring a wide spectrum of themes – including the #metoo movement, the ongoing struggle for racial equity & immigration justice, reproductive freedom, intergenerational health & healing, and cultural & ecological regeneration – all under one roof. Rites of Passage is a vibrant living, breathing tapestry of narrative, beauty, expression and power.
Learn more about the project here.
Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision
A POST-APOCALYPTIC MEDITATION FOR HOPE AND HEALING
RE/EMERGENCE is a post-apocalyptic performance that examines grief, initiation, envisioning, and healing as a community after a year of unprecedented upheaval. Looking to nature and its transformative powers, RE/EMERGENCE invites audiences to reflect, meditate, and nurture a new vision of the future.
Created by the Re/Emergence Collective, a group of theater-makers and frequent collaborators who gathered in artistic community over the past year to devise this performance. We processed the many challenges of the year’s events through our artistic practice. We have leaned heavily on more collective ways of art-making rather than the traditional hierarchical theater model in order to practice the kind of inclusive systems in theater that we hope to see more of in the future. We view this project as an act of service to our community, and we are so grateful for the support of the mentors, community members, and artistic organizations which have supported our efforts thus far.
To learn more information, please visit our website: reemergencecollective.com/
November 2020 — I had the pleasure in attending this year’s AAC Virtual Convening! And, I’ve been accepted into the BIPOC Critics Lab led by Josè Solis, hosted by the Kennedy Center.
October 2020 － I co-facilitated with Arts Advancing Forward on a workshop on how to incorporate community accountability practices in production processes.
September 2020 －Began rehearsals as a stage manager for an experimental Zoom adaptation of Enigma by Floyd Dell, directed by Irisdelia Garcia and produced by Garrett Sager. Click here to learn more and follow our Instagram @cmwygt.
August 2020 － My Blackness Is making a comeback August 26th & 27th! Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Check out our YouTube channel to catch the webinar replay! I also became a staff writer for the New England Theatre Geek!