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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Events: Cartons of Ultrasounds by TS Hawkins

Cartons of Ultrasounds, by TS Hawkins and directed by Cheyenne Barboza, unpacks how the societal machine churns embryos, girls, and womyn, into seclusion; waterboarding their freedom and manufacturing their wombs with assembly-line legislature. Prisoners to their gender, society has become the parasitic conjoined twin of the dogmatic cycle extending life sentences of female identified invalidation. With scantily clad images, pejorative song lyrics, and abusive homes heightening the maltreatment of the female form, we teach womyn to be the missing, the raped, and the forgotten.

(re)FOCUS Fest 2018 brings together four theatre makers to explore what it means to reclaim and to celebrate diversity through shared performance. Through poetic dialogue, immersive soundscapes, and lyrical movement, Kaleid Theatre, Pratima Agrawal, Alma's Engine, and TS Hawkins meditate on gender, race, sexuality, class, and everything in between. (re)FOCUS Fest is a chance to (re)focus on themes that are all around us, but difficult to see, explore, and discuss. It is a celebration of our ability to confront ourselves, learn from each other, and rejoice in the myriad of experiences that make us who we are.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

News: TS Hawkins Featured on Counterweight!

TS Hawkins is an internationally recognized playwright, performance poet, and arts educator. Her published works include Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues, Lil Blaek Book: all the long stories short and The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G. Her choreopoem AGAIN, appeared in the PHL Bridge Festival last year. Counterweight asked her some questions about her work.

CW: Theater is tough, and you’re a busy person with lots of modes and talents (poetry, education, justice work) Why do you keep doing it? 
TS: I do the work because it needs to be done; no questions or doubts about it. The voices of those that are continually placed into the margins due to various systems of oppression need to be thrust center-stage; telling their own stories without the glaze of bastardized Euro-centric paralipsis. Click HERE to read more!