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AXIS Presents: By the Community, For the Community

Saturday, May 12, 2018

AXIS Presents: By the Community, For the Community

Saturday, May 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Copley Plaza at The Old Globe

Because our work at The Old Globe each day is to make theatre matter to more people, join us for a free AXIS event and collaborative creative workshop.

By the Community, For the Community combines a public play-devising workshop, a reading presentation, and a performance showcasing the work originated through coLAB workshops.

We invite everyone to participate in developing short, original, curated performance pieces dealing with the theme of “What does community mean to you?” This workshop presentation will include a world-premiere preview reading drawn from works to be presented at the upcoming coLAB events Juneteenth and Stand Down. All ages are encouraged! Come have some fun, be creative, and coLAB with us!

For the third year in a row, two of the Globe’s signature arts engagement programs—coLAB (free writing workshops in the community) and AXIS (free Globe event series)—unite in the spirit of creative community collaboration to share the artistry created there. By the Community, For the Community will feature Globe artists Katherine Harroff, Tara Ricasa, Gill Sotu, Soroya Rowley, and Brandon Cerquedo. The writing workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with live music by Cerquedo. Globe artists will provide handouts (suitable for adults and or kids) with creative prompts inspired by our community. AXIS attendees will be encouraged to express themselves creatively through prose, poetry, or visual art in order to contribute to a collaborative performance presentation that will take place later in the day with the Globe artists. At 12:20 p.m. a second coLAB presentation will take place, featuring original works created through coLAB workshops for Juneteenth, Stand Down, and City Heights’s 2017 Día de los Muertos.

Arts Engagement Program Associate Katherine Harroff will provide background information on coLAB and the individual presentations to further connect AXIS participants to the project. The presentation/demonstration of original works created on-site will take place from 12:50 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., and will feature the collaborative presentations of the original works created earlier in the day by AXIS participants working with Globe artists to present their original work on the fly. The creative event will finish with a special preview of the new and upcoming coLAB presentations Juneteenth and Stand Down from 1:25 p.m. to1:55 p.m.

AXIS is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.