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Event/Performance: #rm2B by TS Hawkins, Rachel O’ Hanlon Rodriguez, Cheyenne Barboza, Nastassja Baset, Tamara Woods & Adrianna Branin

part of the "Souls of Black Folk" project
at the Painted Bride!

Showcase: May 19, 2015

About #rm2B:
Do we give ourselves room to be ourselves? Or do we allow societal structures to solely shape how we navigate and exist in the world today? Using W.E.B DuBois work as a template, these six women explore how the concepts of "to be the problem" and "to live in privilege" collide, survive and thrive physically and linguistically in everyday life.

Written & Performed by:
TS Hawkins, Rachel O’ Hanlon Rodriguez,
Cheyenne Barboza, Nastassja Baset,
Tamara Woods & Adrianna Branin


Video: The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G by TS Hawkins

The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G, by TS Hawkins, journeys through the lives of seven girls being escorted into womanhood. Embracing multiple levels of play, the girls teach one another ways to interact with the world at large. Using poetic dialogue, these girls introduce that their similarities expand beyond their assigned genders while exploring how their differences bring them together. Positioning itself as a foreshadowing to Ntozake Shange's work "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf", The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G highlights the embryonic spark of when all girls gather; soothing one’s aches, sorting each one’s puzzles, and sharing one’s triumphs with her chosen collective.


Event/Performance: Girls Will Rock This Spring

We see disparity in the workplace, in our wages, in limited paternity leave; we see it in our government, in our educational system, in products and advertising, and in the way women are portrayed by the media. Even in the arts, of all places, where you would expect opportunities to be fairest and most liberally balanced, we still see it. Too often, women's creative voices are being overshadowed. If you're a dramaturg, director, designer, stage manager or actor, you already know this, because you've probably worked to bring countless men's creative visions to life. It's not just a concern for us; It's a concern for the next generation.

Join us at
L'Etage in Philly, 4/7 7pm
for an evening of music and words to benefit Girls Rock Philly!

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