Through Our Eyes Festival features the world premieres of two new theater plays, Freeing Assata & A Love Story in 8 Scenes, along with workshops exploring the power of storytelling.
Freeing Assata explores the incarnation and liberation of the revolutionary political activist, Assata Shakur. Shakur, after being wrongfully incarcerated and subject to harsh/unconstitutional conditions as a political prisoner, escapes prison with the assistance of her ancestors. Freeing Assata is written to honor our black political and ethereal (s)heros who often manifest as one.
A Love Story in 8 Scenes is about Ihsan, a teenage Muslim girl who thinks she’s got it all figured out…so far. And she light weight does – until Memo, a non binary teenager, moves in next door which turns Ihsan’s world upside down. When love and religion clash, which one do you choose?
These two new plays will be presented back to back each night of performances, and a variety of workshops celebrating the power of storytelling will be offered throughout the course of the festival.