POSTPONED! United States of Amnesia – Looking for Fierce Spoken Word Poets!

Award-winning performance artist and spoken-word poet José Torres-Tama will conduct research and will identify local spoken word poets and performers to collaborate in the creation of the newly commissioned spoken word performance opera - United States of Amnesia: From Fugitive Slave Act to Zero Tolerance.
THIS INITIATIVE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We are looking to engage with:

- A female, bilingual, Latin American DREAMER poet.
- A female, trans, or non-binary African American or Muslim poet.
- A female, trans, or non-binary African American opera singer.

All participating artists must be based in the DC metro area. To be considered, contact the artist directly at jose@torrestama.com or 504.232.2968. Learn more at www.torrestama.com.

United States of Amnesia: From Fugitive Slave Act to Zero Tolerance is a commission by GALA, in collaboration with Ashé Cultural Arts Center (New Orleans). Performing the roles of shamanistic time travelers is an ensemble of Black and Brown artists who chronicle the hidden history of a nation that seduces its citizenry to embrace forgetting. The ensemble  revisits laws from the Fugitive Slave Act (1793) to the Zero Tolerance Policy (2018) and  expose a legacy of US laws written to dispossess people of color from their liberated bodies and “inalienable” constitutional rights in the United States of Amnesia, a nation founded on white supremacist beliefs.



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