As part of its Gender (in)Justice series of programming, the CAC presents a virtual table reading of Let's Talk About It, a work-in-progress play by Ausettua AmorAmenkum and The Graduates Rising, a New Orleans-based performing ensemble and CAC Artists-In-Residence.
The performance, recorded inside the CAC's Black Box Theater, will be available for your viewing pleasure on the CAC's YouTube channel at 7 pm CDT on Wednesday, October 28.
Let’s Talk About It is a play written by Ausettua AmorAmenkum that focuses on the many issues in which mass incarceration manifests, and reflects the impact that it has on society, family. and incarcerated persons. Directed by Ausettua AmorAmenkum, this presentation features Carry Emerson, Jackie Hall, Ivy Mathis, Kathy Randels and Ausettua AmorAmenkum from The Graduates; and guest artists and activists from the New Orleans community: Alison McCrary and Oliver Thomas.
This program is part of Gender (in) Justice, the CAC's series of multidisciplinary presentations of public art, dance, theater, and music centering around issues of incarceration and gender. This performance is made possible in part by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
About Gender (in) Justice
Gender (in) Justice is series of a multidisciplinary presentations of public art, dance, theater, and music centering around issues of incarceration and gender. Through this project, the CAC will broaden its engagement with New Orleans’ prison justice movement, seeking to transform the conditions that have given this city one of the highest per capita prison populations in the country. Gender (in) Justice is made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
About CAC Artist Residencies
The CAC Artist Residency program is a 2020 pilot initiative, evolving from the 2018 and 2019 Southern Crossings project, to offer time, space, resources, and professional development opportunities for artists in New Orleans. Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAC strives to be a vital resource for artists of all practices in our community during this difficult time. Learn more about the program, here.