Through My Eyes - Oct 25 @ 6pm PST
When Angel is stripped of everything, she finds her true purpose by shedding light to those in dark places through her art. Join Her as she reveals the different parts of herself through her world, through her eyes! .
Lawd Ham Mercy - Oct 29 @ 7pm PST
LAWD HAM MERCY ON THIS NAPPY HEADED BASTARD is about discovering ones purpose along this journey we call life. Lawd Ham Mercy, is a ride from the early 1960's to now and just like anyone else’s life, this story is about birth and death. It’s about joy and pain,; its about happiness and hopelessness. This story reveals that as a human race, we have more in common than we do differences. .
Rotten Apple Nov 1 @ 6pm PST
The true story of a rebellious Caribbean 14 year old girl who is assaulted, blamed for it, then locked up by her church! An artist, she creates an alternative world on her four walls, a painted portal - which alters her reality - and liberates herself and her mother, breaking generations of oppression. .
Forgetting, Not Forgotten - Nov 6 @ 7pm PST
This multimedia, multiple character story centers around an aspiring young performer named Petal as she takes on the role of caregiver after her mother’s diagnosis with a mental illness . Petal’s life is abruptly interrupted yet again when her neighborhood becomes gentrified and Petal and her mother have to leave their family home. The circumstances, battles and situations Petal endures are a rites of passage to understanding life.
Release and Let Go - Nov 7 @ 7pm PST
Release and Let Go (3) is the third installment of the journeys of solo show artists developed and directed by Juliette Jeffers. Sit back and relax as these powerful performers transport you to a different time and place. .
Mamaisms - Nov 8 @ 6pm PST
MAMAISMS is Old-Fashioned Wisdom for a New Generation and a roller coaster of universal themes about grandmas, mamas, children and mothering. Sonia’s grandma guides a multi-generational cast of characters of little children playing, teens discovering, mamas tending and more to tell the stories that make us think about how to parent well and how to just be thoughtful, mindful and kind in life.
Riding Two Cultures - Nov 11 @ 7pm PST
Riding Two Cultures follows Ella as she journeys towards the discovery of her culture and heritage. Born on one island (New York) and tied ancestrally to another (Haiti), Ella struggles to reconcile her American self with her Haitian self. They don't always get along. With help from an ancient freedom fighter, she journeys to Haiti, climbing the Citadel - the Eighth Wonder of the World - to learn about who she really is. .
50 Shades of Mixed - Nov 13 @ 7pm PST
CONFESSIONS OF YOUR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS BI-RACIAL FRIEND. What are you? I would make a pillow out of your hair... And other things you shouldn't say to a human are discussed in this hilarious confessional of a Bi Racial Woman. 50 Shades of Mixed: Confessions of your Bi Racial Best Friend, spills all the tea on the shady moments of a Bi Racial Woman’s life. Anastasia shares real life heartbreaking and often hilarious stories. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you’ll wake the hell up.
Versatile - Nov 14 @ 7pm PST
A journey through intersectionality. Kevin, a mixed-Black, gay person adopted out of foster care, wades through a political existence. With the help of characterized African wildlife, Kevin winds through celebration & despondency. Unfolding through scenes, poetry and education; from systemic racism, police encounters, sexual discovery, shame & ultimately pride, Kevin finds meaning in identity politics. Written & performed by Kevin Neighbors. Developed & Directed by & with Jessica Lynn Johnson
Odyssey - Nov 15 @ 6pm PST
Playwright, actor, screenwriter Levy Lee Simon, takes us on a personal Odyssey, dealing with racism as a Black man in America. Through, storytelling, spoken word, poetry and monologues we travel with Levy Lee as he expounds on stories from his parents about growing up in the Jim Crow south, to his own stories growing up in Harlem USA.
The Soaring Solo Salon - Oct 20 @ 7pm PST
Award winning Director & Developer, Jessica Lynn Johnson, hosts an evening of brand new solo show excerpts taken from the Soaring Solo Community. This enticing program will be live-streaming from the Whitefire Theatre and will safely rotate 6 superb Solo Artists in and out throughout the night. Luka Lyman, Barbara Brownell, Johnny Ray, Lynne Jassem, G. Smokey Campbell, Kirsten Caplan
Life on the Rez - Nov 18 @ 7pm PST
After losing her job and with the unemployment rate at 12%, the only job Luella could find was teaching on an Indian reservation in Montana... negative zero-degree temperatures, no car, no internet, no Starbucks. It was the best thing that could have happened to her! .
Cry For Wolf - Nov 21 @ 7pm PST
Join me on my roller coaster ride of highs and lows and plenty of in-betweens. This is my tale of family, love and loss. Healing comes in many forms. Sometimes, by swinging high towards the sky.