Quiet Us/ Riot Us
In New York City’s coldest month of the year, in the middle of a pandemic, we will perform an illuminated outdoor performance of a ritual for collective grief, safely distanced in the streets and on rooftops.
These performances are born from what we experience as dire lack of public avenues to process or any significant recognition of our collective trauma after nearly a year of an unprecedented pandemic. Quiet Us/Riot Us is an offering to the people of New York and around the world who can experience it virtually, a ritualistic creation to help guide us through mourning with a new illuminated performance.
BROOKLYN IS NOT A SACRIFICE ZONE
In collaboration with the movement against the North Brooklyn pipeline, NYC members of Al Límite, chose to fight back with creative resistance. Each performer lives along National Grid's fracked gas pipeline path and understand what's at stake.
This is a series of devised pieces set safely and physically distanced outdoors in each neighborhood along the route.
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we reached out to artists across the globe to respond to three prompts:
-This is the End of...
-This is the Continuation of...
-This is the Beginning of...
We collected all of their writings and have begun releasing them to the public as sources of inspiration to generate new artistic pieces in any medium. Find the document below to create your own piece.
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REVOLT IN ASTURIAS
The American Premiere reading of the 1935 first play by Albert Camus, written for Camus's anti-fascist Théâtre du Travail in Algiers.
Presented by WhiteBox Harlem and Martin E. Segal Theatre Center as part of "Good Trouble" Election Night program, this reading is created by the Al Límite Collective, directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, in collaboration with The Living Theatre and The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
On November 29th we joined thousands of groups around the world in an international day of creative resistance for Palestine. @ashtartheatre put out the call to present the Gaza Monologues written by Gazan youth in 2010. In solidarity with them and our community of @thefreedomtheatre, we gathered with more than 100 people in the massive @beelectricstudio to share these stories of survival, full of heartbreak and courage, bearing witness to the tenacity of the human spirit even under the most atrocious conditions. Thank you to everyone who came out to support in person and online and gave generously to ASHTAR Theatre’s fundraiser to provide mental health services for youth in the West Bank. And thank you to our powerful group of readers, performers and activists, representing many cultures and communities, for bringing forth the testimonies with such respect and love. Please follow @thefreedomtheatre for updates about the situation in Jenin, @ashtartheatre for updates on the monologues, and @allimitecollective for future actions and performances in support of Palestinian liberation.
Photos by @dratzlow Poppy center art piece made by @msclarity83 Song performed by @elsa.saade with @seb_bouk on percussion
Readers: Jon Peck, Mike Womack, Ray Jordan Achan, Keri Egilmez, Bry Payne, Elsa Saade, Monica Dudárov Hunken, Ignacio Choi, Sam Wilson, Nour Habbash, Leonidas Ocampo, Arianna Schindle, Amaal Saifudeen, Joe Therrien, Crystal Clarity, Sebastian Bouknight, Natalia de Campos, David Galarza Santa, Marlena Ospina, Charles Pang and Kier Blake
Directed by @monicahunken and @leah_van_bach Sponsored by @beelectricstudio