Grant Recipient Details

Location

New Orleans, LA

Artist
Vessels, New Orleans, LA
Project Title
Vessels
Fiscal Year Awarded
2018
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$70,000

Vessels is a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage, instigated by Rebecca Mwase, co-shaped by Ron Ragin with set design by Jeff Becker. Experienced within an interactive and acoustically rich sculptural environment that invokes those infamous ships, this interdisciplinary ritual performance explores singing as a survival tool and asks, “What does freedom sound like in a space of confinement?” The piece will premier in October 2018 in New Orleans and then tour to port cities that were active during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

PROJECTED TOURING AVAILABILITY

Beginning in Spring 2019

TOUR COORDINATOR

Kiyoko McCrae | kiyokomccrae@gmail.com
Co-Producer
Visible Productions & Consulting Group
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