Hip Hop Saved My Life
A Freedom Project Brain Café – Thursday, April 17 @ 7:30pm – Free
This Brain Café will examine the role of hip hop in the fight for social justice.
Tricia Rose, professor at Brown University and author of Black Noise and The Hip Hop Wars, will argue that hip hop artists, and the commercialization of black popular culture more generally, have more power than ever to shape racial and gender images, perceptions and policies. Case Closed!, Everett’s resident hip hop company, will present dances and stories that share the ways hip hop has impacted their lives. These pieces will touch upon issues of incarceration, portrayals of women, and poverty.
Everett Stage: 9 Duncan Ave Providence, RI 02906
This Brain Café is part of a major new work by Everett Company that will examine issues related to mass incarceration. Freedom Project will be a multidisciplinary documentary theater production that shares the true stories of people who have been marginalized by America’s criminal justice system. Freedom Project will premiere in the winter of 2015 at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and will then be available for touring through 2017. Click here for more about Freedom Project.
Freedom Project In-Progress Showing
Join us for an informal presentation of in-progress material and conversation with the artists.
Freedom Project is a multi-year examination of issues related to mass incarceration in America. This work will culminate in a multidisciplinary theater production that will premier at Brown University in March 2015. Freedom Project aims to bring people who have been marginalized by the criminal justice system out of the shadows, and to use their stories to shed light on the many injustices perpetrated within this system.
This is a personal journey for Everett’s artists who all have close friends and family members who have spent time in prison.
This event is part of the creation of Freedom Project and partial funding comes from Brown University Creative Arts Council and Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.
Everett Announces New Work – Freedom Project
Everett announces a two-year research and creation process for the development of a new touring piece. Freedom Project will be a multidisciplinary documentary theater production that shares the stories of people who have been marginalized by America’s criminal justice system. The project will examine and critique that system through the juxtapositions of personal stories with jarring statistics that reveal gross racial and socio-economic disparities in the way the law is applied, especially in regard to the War on Drugs. Read More
RI Monthly: Little Company, Huge Ideas
Everett: Company, Stage and School in Providence forgoes dusty playbills filled with decades-old ideas for progressive, thought-provoking material that can’t be seen anywhere else. The company, cofounded in 1986 by Dorothy, Aaron and Rachael Jungels, is known for producing powerful pieces of hybrid dance/theater backed by thorough academic and community research. Members are currently in the midst of a two-year research and development endeavor, called the Freedom Project, in collaboration with Brown University. Read More
Freedom Project Brain Café
The Freedom Project Brain Café examined issues related to incarceration, such as the disproportionate number of prisoners of color in the prison system, and the prison system’s default role as society’s solution to addiction and other mental health issues. The evening included poetry and personal stories from a Providence native who grew up in the prison system. Read More