It's gotten so dubious out here. Like J. Otis said. Let's be real careful this Juneteenth season. Like Namir said, lets watch from the hills. Let's abscond to the forest. Let's head to the lake, lie on the beach, float in the water. Last year I tried to spread my arms wide enough to gather everything, to do a big ol Kassa, keep everyone close. This year I'm actually refusing to participate, like my body said no already. I CAN'T! I mean I could, but I won't -- i'm not, i ain't! But y'all know what? Y'all know what? Y'all know what? My friend Junauda asked me if I was doing my Juneteenth Newsletter. And while it wasn't that (it was a convocation) now it is. Reminding me that this is a season to try a new adventure, gain a new skill. I hear my Dad asking me what I'm doing with my independence. I'm spreading the word(s) - I'm making the declaration. Reclaiming my time. Collecting my wages. Headed North.
Impact Theory debuts June 16-26, 2022 at the Avalon Theater!
Two black, queer, teens discover dinosaur bones in their South Minneapolis neighborhood! After being sucked into a prehistoric portal, they are taken in by a nurturing “queendom” of dinosaurs.
Experience the Avalon theater transformed into a prehistoric landscape. Musicians; puppeteers; and actors will bring our dinosaurs to life.
All performances are either free or pay as able. The market value is $30 per ticket. Masks required for all audience members.
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Junauda Petrus-NasahImpact Theory’s playwright, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, is an acclaimed poet, playwright, screenwriter, and multi-dimensional performance artist. West-Indian descended and African-sourced, she grew up in Minneapolis’s own Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods.
Image Description: A photo of Junauda shows her smiling surrounded by leaves.