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ReClaim Series

ReClaim Series

The Performance Collective’s ReClaim series is a range of public workshops, presentations and events that explore the vitality and evolution of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences.

This series supports artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience; and supports audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. In this series, we assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.

The Performance Collective produces art events on the third Saturday of most months. All events are pay-what-you-can donations and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

2020 Works-in-Process

José A. Luis, Megan Meyer, Margaret Ogas
Fall 2020 Residency
Presentations TBA

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Past Events

Jan. 31, 2020
Keith Hennessy Workshop

Dec. 14 & Dec. 21, 2019
2019 New Works Resident Presentations:
Kerry Parker, Morgan Holmes, David Means

Nov. 16, 2019
Work in Process Open Rehearsal
April Sellers Dance Collective

April 20 & April 27, 2019
2019 Works in Process Resident Presentations:
Nora Montañez, Beth Ann Powers, Alexandra Bodnarchuk

March 16, 2019
Performing Motherhood: “Overactive Letdown” by Gina Montet

Feb. 2019
Art and Identity: Wing Young Huie and Jarrelle Barton

Dec. 2018
New Works Presentations: Ritual and Resilience

Nov. 2018
Pop-Up Local Art Sale

Sept. 2018
Using your Truth in Improv: A Workshop and Presentation with Blackout Improv

Aug. 2018
The Personal Politics of Place, a Workshop and Presentation with theater maker Emily Mendelsohn

June 2018
The Creative Process at Work in Farming: Food Tasting and Conversation
in partnership with Neighborhood Roots and  Kingfield Neighborhood Association

May 2018
How It’s Gon’ Be
Staged reading of a new play by JuCoby Johnson
A conversation with playwright, JuCoby Johnson

April 2018
2018 Works in Progress Resident Presentations:
April Sellers Dance Collective, Ben Swenson-Klatt, Emily Rose Duea

March 2018
Workshop: Exercises for Rebel Artists, with La Pocha Nostra co-artistic director Saúl García-López (two-day intensive)

Workshop Open Salon: Ritual Performance of Identity and the Human Body
 Guided by Saúl García-López

Feb. 2018
An Evening with Tru Ruts
Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey present an evening of film and live performance

Jan. 2018
A Staged Reading of “Strange Heart Beating” by Kristin Idaszak
A Conversation with playwright Kristin Idaszak

Nov. 2017
Pop-Up Local Art Sale

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