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ReClaim Series


A series of conversations between audiences and creative works, to reframe an American identity.

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 ReClaim Events

2020 Works in Process Residency
Residency Period: Feb 10th-April 18th, 2020
Public presentations on April 18th and 25th at 7 pm.

Past ReClaim Events

January 31st, 2020

Keith Hennessy Workshop

Saturday, December 14th and
Saturday, December 21st

Presentation of Fall 2019 New Works Residents

November 16th, 2019

April Sellers Dance Collective
Work in Process Open Rehearsal

April 20th and 27th, 2019

Works in Process
Nora Montanez
Beth Ann Powers
Alexandra Bodnarchuk

March 16th, 2019

Performing Motherhood: “Overactive Letdown” by Gina Montet

February 2019

Art and Identity: Wing Young Huie and Jarrelle Barton

December 2018

New Works Presentations: Ritual and Resilience

November 2018

Pop-Up Local Art Sale

September 2018

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

August 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

Works in Progress:
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

February 2018

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

January 2018

A Staged Reading of “Strange Heart Beating” by Kristin Idaszak

A Conversation with playwright Kristin Idaszak

2017 Pop-Up Local Art Sale

On Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017, CFPA curated a visual art sale with eight local artists.