April 15, 2021 (New Orleans): In a special piece published by the National Performance Network, CAC artist collaborator Jo Kreiter (Artistic Director, Flyaway Productions) discusses her ongoing role with Inter[SECTOR], the CAC's series of online conversations dedicated to bringing together artists and activists.
Over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kreiter has served as the host for dialogues featuring individuals from a wide array of artistic and social justice backgrounds to discuss the role of artists in pirson reform, "decarceration," restorative justice, and other issues.
Kreiter is the creator of "The Wait Room," a site-specific dance and aerial performance-based in the stories and experience of incarceration, to be presented by the CAC in September 2021. Utilizing a large, hydraulic stage shaped as a clock dial, The Wait Room exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of prison for women with incarcerated loved ones.
Excerpt from the article:
"In the fall of 2020, the necessities of COVID-19 shifted my relationship with the CAC. Instead of in-person visits and teaching, we developed Inter(SECTOR), a series of online conversations with influential artists and activists in New Orleans. This work is being done as a lead up to Gender (in)Justice, a four-month CAC program featuring art that embraces prison abolition. The program will take place throughout 2021 and includes The Wait Room, created in 2019 with my company, Flyaway Productions. My interactions with artists and activists in New Orleans continue to live with me."