Building community one story at a time.

The Lower Bottom Playaz

ESt. 1999

Founding Director Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga, MFA, PhD

 



June 19, 2015 
2781 Telegraph Oakland CA 94612 
6:00-8:00 PM - FREE

Beyond the Bars: Growing Home is a dramatic stage reading  derived from the stories of Green Life participants who are formerly incarcerated and re-entering Bay Area communities. In March and April 2015, Green Life re-entry project members came together with storyteller, playwright and scholar, Ayodele Nzinga, at Canticle Farm in Oakland, and in healing circles we shared stories of heartbreak and healing around the topic of "home". We invite the communities most impacted by the intersections of incarceration, re-entry, social identity and place, including service providers, program facilitators, youth of color and their families. Our project topic of home and belonging in marginalized populations reflects the urgent need of housing for re-entry populations, the trauma imposed by housing insecurity, and considers the barriers to belonging and inclusion marginalized populations face. The performance and resulting video artifacts will facilitate healing conversations of inclusion, exclusion, transgression, victimization, accountability, the embedded and often invisible narrative of cyclical and/or systemic barriers, and contributions to growing of home.

Beyond the Bars: Growing Home is a collaboration between The Green Life at San Quentin, Ayodele Nzinga, MFA PhD, DetermiNation Men's Group and The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. This work is sponsored by Cal Shakes Artist Investigator program and Akonadi Foundation.


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For more information about the project:
www.lowerbottomplayaz.com
wordslanger@gmail.com


Thank you to Canticle Farm
A special thanks to Galen Silvestri of United Roots and Denise Jolly.

Season15. Continua: The Ameican Century Cycle Project

Stay tuned for updates on the conclusion of the American Centry Cycle by August Wilson. Season 15 will conclude our epic walk with Americ's Shakespeare and introduce brand new work that continues our tradtoion of, "Building Community One Story at a Time." Thank you for an outstanding Season 14. 

See you in the theater, 

The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc

 Season 15.  Continua: 

The American Century Cycle Project




T h e

A m e r i c a n   C e n t u r y    C y c l e 


Continues



The Lower Bottom Playaz 


proudly present



  

King Hedley, II & Radio Golf


by August Wilson



starring 

The Lower Bottom Playaz

directed by 

Dr. A.Nzinga, MFA, PHD


2015

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