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sweet bread peaches by TS Hawkins

sweet bread peaches
by TS Hawkins

we be. we be soil. we be root, and we land at the bottom of humanity’s consciousness. yet, we be fruit shouldering the nourishment of society. the meaty compromise of the world’s moral promise, still, we be peaches.

Cartons of Ultrasounds debuted in November 2012 at the Trestle Inn. Cast/Crew: André Brown (Director), Christina May (Assistant Director), and TS Hawkins (Playwright/Actor).

Second appearance courtesy of Alphabet Arts Puppets & Poets Residency showcase at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in December 2012. Puppets & Poets consists of hybrid performances blending poetry and puppetry; two of the world's oldest and most diversely practiced art forms featuring an eclectic array of poets, puppeteers, musicians, and other artists. Cast/Crew: Kyla McKoll (Mask, Puppet & Direction), and TS Hawkins (Playwright/Actor).

Third appearance courtesy of (re)FOCUS FEST. (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. Cast/Crew: Cheyenne Barboza (Director), TS Hawkins (Playwright), and Iman Aaliyah (Actor).

Cartons of Ultrasounds made its fourth appearance in 2019 at The Tank. This work, having been devised in 2012 at Alphabet Arts "Puppets & Poets" Residency hosted at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) and supported by InLiquid's 2018 Winged Woman: Three Perspectives exhibit at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia, returned to NYC directed by Lois Moses and featuring Ciani Barclay.

In 2022, Cartons of Ultrasounds formally pivoted to sweet bread peaches.

May 2023 – Azuka Theatre Rising Writers Reading directed by Cheyenne Parks. Cast/Crew: Sabriaya Shipley (as journey), Alexis Dominque Goode (as onward), Jaylyn Anderson (stage directions), and Abby Toll (stage manager).

G. Corsaro: "Always so honored and grateful to bear witness and participate in the journey of Hawkins’ beautiful work and spirit."

H. Higginbotham: "Well done and provocative!"

F. Lewis: "...references, relevancy, and teaching through poetry is captivating; weaving in performance brings [the] pieces to shocking reality!"

Jen C: "...this work is like really good wine; there are times when I want to press pause and just savor the words before moving on to my next sip..."


Journey's monologue, we be peaches by TS Hawkins, is featured in Pandemic of Violence Anthology vol. 2 [North of Oxford Press]

Part of Journey's monologue, Suite Nana (for memory and eulogy of Bessie Lee) by TS Hawkins, is featured in SONKU Collective vol. II - "Family Legacies"


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