This is your last chance to join us for one of our biggest collaborative shows to date.
Let America Be America is a progressive series of shorter, intimate salon performances, hearkening back to the Harlem Renaissance, culminating in an evening-length exploration of what it means and will mean for America to truly be America.
Prophetically, Black poet Langston Hughes’ words written in 1935, still ring true today. Hughes’ words, along with poems by spoken word artists Jandeltha Rae and Theo Langason and an original musical score by Queen Drea, are part of this new collaborative work that seamlessly combines spoken word and dance.
Let America Be America, inspired by chants of “Make America Great Again”, explores the premise that America has never been great…for all. The piece comprises a series of spoken word/dance vignettes that highlight the joys and challenges of “the America that is” and “the America that could be.”
See the encore performance at Bloomington Center for the Arts on November 16 and 17.
Thursday, November 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm