An exploration of home, community service and legacy.
Our story travels through time and space. We meet Jake on a stoop in Bed-Stuy. He owns the block, and everybody knows that. He recounts his life, his experiences, and the impact of gentrification without ever naming it.
This installation seeks to answer: What happens when you are forced to leave your home? Is it possible to heal the feeling of displacement? What happens when people invade the place you call home and life continues around you?
Installation Artist: Zoë Flowers entered the gender-based violence movement in 2000. She’s spoken nationally and internationally, worked at several domestic violence coalitions and at a national women of color organization for the past ten. In 2004, Zoë interviewed other survivors about their experiences with domestic/sexual violence. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is the book that emerged. ASHES – is a play adapted from stories chronicled in the book and has had many successful performances including; Yale University’s Fearless Conference, The White House’s United State of Women Summit in 2016, National Coalition against Domestic Violence’s National Conference, Smith College, and Brown University. Zoë currently facilitates healing sessions, retreats, and workshops across the globe as the Founder of Soul Requirements, Inc., a healing centered consulting business merging art and holistic healing.
Performer: Sherri Pullum is a producer, director, writer, teaching artist, and versatile actress with stage, TV, film, and national commercial credits. Sherri founded Pullum Productions to create, develop and produce content, live events and workshops that elevate, educate and entertain through the power of stories, authentic conversation and transformative experiences. Sherri is the creator, executive producer, and lead actress in CHERRI RED SWEET ESCAPE TV series pilot, represented by BYSB Talent Agency, and the creator and host of DREAMERS UNITE talk show on YouTube. Sherri is the co-writer, dramaturge, and one of the four actresses of the nationally toured play, Ashes in which she, along with Zoë Flowers, received an artist fellowship from Brown University. She wrote and performed in a one woman show, Turning Scars into Stars, sharing intergenerational stories of women cancer survivors, and wrote and directed her first musical, Shine, spotlighting black men healing from emotional trauma. She’s a proud mom too!
Bailey’s Cafe presents As Quiet As It’s Kept (AQAIK), a multi-discipline performance installation based on the stories of veterans of color and their role in a changing community under the artistic direction of Monica L. Williams in collaboration with artists from various genres.
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