7 Stages presents

Human: A Citizen’s Encounter (WORLD PREMIERE)

directed by Heidi S. Howard
with Theresa Davis, Destiny Thompson, Dalyla McGee and Ismâïl ibn Conner

May 18th, 2019

Celebrate our 40th anniversary season finale with an open festival of immersive performances sharing stories of family, ritual, and courage from all corners of our vibrant city.  Thanks to the NEA, 7 Stages ignites artistic responses to Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric” with this original performance festival. ‘The book is a provocative meditation on race, recounting aggressions and encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and media in the form of essay, image, and poetry. Artistic responses highlight personal stories while evaluating our responsibility in navigating fear and political divide. The encounter includes an artist market, visual displays, video installations, open mic, poetry, dance, and food!




The festival includes encounters with Theresa Davis, Destiny Thompson, Dalyla McGee, Ismail ibn Conner, Java Speaks poets, Giwayen Mata dancers, StunGun photography, Gotta Dance Contemporary, Sadie Hawkins, Nicolette Emmanuelle, Naomi Lavender, Devi Wells, Laura Lorena Morales, Flight of Swallows, students from Grady, Maynard Jackson & Mays High Schools, Youth Creates ensemble members and many more!

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