Flip the Script: A Play in Progress (presented by Black Poetry Theatre)
“Flip the Script: A Play in Progress” is a works-in-progress series where classic works are reworked/remixed into new pieces, integrating poetry/spoken word and music. Led by Dasan Ahanu, a group of selected community artists will work together to shape each piece of the production. Three readings of these reworked pieces will be presented followed by a talk-back, offering an opportunity for community feedback. The series will culminate with a full production built from those pieces blended into one world and one storyline. Black Poetry Theatre seeks to expand the understanding of spoken word and foster greater appreciation for the power of contemporary poetry by presenting it in traditional theatrical settings, raising cultural awareness through the use of the performing arts and telling necessary stories from within our communities. Founded in 2008 by Church Da Poet and Dasan Ahanu, Black Poetry Theatre creates and presents original poetry and spoken word based theatrical productions.