dedicated to making blk spaces
in an anti-blk society.
Dreams in Black Major is one of five works invited to present at Theatretreffen's Stückemarkt 2020.
The Stückemarkt is a part of Theatretreffen that presents new authors from all over the world, who express themselves in a wide variety of theatre formats – from dramatic texts to performance project. Where do political awareness, new narratives and poetry come together?
In a ritualised, musical and collaged form, Nia Farrell and Talia Paulette Oliveras wrote the manifest “Dreams in Black Major” as a “celebration in five movements”. Starting from the concept of a space as a place of testimony, they consider the Black PoC movement in the USA as an Afro-futuristic movement. The text opens up a space for solidary discourse that radically questions classism and racism.
Dreams in Black Major received its workshop premiere by NYU/Tisch Drama/Experimental Theatre Wing with National Black Theatre in New York City on April 12, 2019. The subsequent production of Dreams in Black Major opened in New York City as part of ANT Fest at Ars Nova on June 6, 2019.
Temporarily titled [AN UNTITLED AFROFUTURIST EVENT] is our current work-in-progress and is one of four projects being developed in the 2019-21 at Soho Rep. In typical work-in-progress fashion, our piece is now titled and recently titled A MAP TO NOWHERE (things are).
A MAP TO NOWHERE (things are) is a theatrical and technological experience that starts in the space between dreams and reality and works to close the gap between the two.
Inspired by Eve L. Ewing's "Electric Arches" and the Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto, we're exploring the step before actualization in an effort to build the world we want to live in as blk ppl.