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Saturday, February 29 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Re:Framed: Boxed In & Blacked Out in America SPOTS OPEN

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Marking this time we are living in with poignant reflection, protest, and vision, Truthworker Theatre Company—directed by Samara Gaev, will perform a poignant excerpt from their provocative three-part body of work that depicts the prison industrial complex through the lens of a dozen youth directly impacted by mass incarceration. This trilogy, comprised of original hip-hop theatre productions, moves from the school-to-prison pipeline and youth criminalization, through the impacts and practices of solitary confinement, and into re-entry upon release. Following the performance, Samara Gaev and Truthworker Theatre Company will offer an interactive workshop that calls upon modalities of theatre, writing, storytelling, and collaboration to unpack pressing issues of trauma, healing, power, privilege, social justice, and inequity in our communities. Drawing from a Theatre of the Oppressed pedagogy, this dynamic workshop will offer community members, educators, artists, activists, and organizers, tools for leveraging the stories that so often go untold. Sourcing the collective wisdom and collaborative power in the room, this workshop will use writing, art, and embodiment to create a safe space for radical self reflection, system analysis, community building, and articulating visions for change.

*Performance Featuring: Jazmin Luperena, Rebecca Haynes Oliver, Enlil McRae, Cory Fletcher, Zafar Mohammed & Kotton

Activation Artists/Performers
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Truthworker Theatre Company

Countering this nation’s landscape in which capitalism, divisiveness, and a lack of visionary truth-telling have stifled complex conversations, Truthworker Theatre Company’s deeply personal performances center redemption, forgiveness, and responsibility to humanize those most... Read More →

Session Leaders & Participants
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Samara Gaev

Founder and Artistic Director, Truthworker Theatre Company
Samara Gaev, Founder & Artistic Director of Truthworker Theatre Company, is a Brooklyn-based activist, educator, facilitator, theater director, & performer. Her work has taken her to Zimbabwe, Senegal, Hawaii, Brazil, Peru, Cuba, Germany, Scotland, & throughout the United States... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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