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Austin, Texas
Friday 21 June 2019

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A performance of black girl love: an adaptation project

at the VORTEX in Austin, Texas

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Friday 21 June 2019

The VORTEX in Austin, Texas presented black girl love: an adaptation project livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 21 June 2019 at 6 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / Saturday 22 June at 02:00 UTC+0. Add to calendar

all black. all gay. all in love. 

An adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams' book of short stories and poetry, black girl love looks at the everyday lives of black queer women and non-binary people. It's a play about our relationships to love, sex, and obsession. In the tradition of a choreo-poem, the show is non-linear and uses original poetry by Williams. black girl love captures the mundane and precious stories of black queer women and non-binary people who have been so long ignored in American theatre. 

Featuring Faith Anderson, g’beda, Allegra Jade Fox, and Oktavea L. Williams. Assistant Directing and Understudy by Deja Morgan. Dramaturgy by Chantaneice Kitt. Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson. Costume Design by Delena Bradley. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani, Sound Design by Malyssa Quiles. Intimacy Consulting by Jess Shoemaker. Stage Management by Megan Kemp and Kiyanna Elliot. Production Management by Jennifer Rogers.

The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. www.genenco.org. GenEnCo's work has been was nominated for multiple B. Iden Payne Awards, receiving the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical Theatre) for The Mikado: Reclaimed.

kt shorb’s work has won multiple FronteraFest "Best of Fest," and been shown at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation, and in many venues across Texas. They are an invited member of the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation. 

"...As profound as it is heartrending."
—Orange Magazine on Generic Ensemble Company's The Mikado: Reclaimed

“…Ambitious, timely, and vitally important…”
—Austin American-Statesman on Generic Ensemble Company’s Robin Hood: An Elegy

"I love what kt shorb does and how she does it, both onstage and off. Whatever she is up to is not to be missed." 
—Anne Bogart, Artistic Director – SITI Company

 Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX are funded and supported is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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