Adventure Theatre MTC, Convergence Theatre, and 4615 Theatre Company join with playwrights, devisers, and theatre makers for DMV QFEST 2.0. As theatre artists continue to seek ways to share their work in new platforms, these organizations hope to provide that platform to speak one’s truth. For this edition of DMV QFEST, we are committed to defining this space for POC artists from the DMV, who have worked in the DMV, or feel connected to the DMV. As we also recognize that this is Pride month, we encourage hearing from DMV artists in the LGBTQ+ community as they intersect with the POC community.
Be sure to tune in Sunday, June 28th from 5-7pm for these new works, followed by Converging Minds, hosted by Convergence Theatre. This post-show community engagement will examine how the theatre industry must move towards greater equity, diversity and inclusion of narratives that demand greater representation.
Snapshots 2.0 is a digitally designed production from Convergence Theatre. This new and innovative dramatic text, written by company member Asif Majid and directed by Nikoo Mamdoohi, examines the intersection of Muslim and LGBTQ identities in an effort to foster open and supportive dialogue in these communities. Framed as a series of interactions between couples, Snapshots 2.0 delves into the struggles to embrace and communicate the multiple identities one can hold. This performance features Janani Ramachandran, Fabiolla da Silva, Arjun Dhwan, and Axandre Oge. Follow this link to view the production: https://www.facebook.com/convergencetheatre/videos/201179797720528/
During this time of unprecedented closure of public performance spaces, Convergence Theatre remains committed to continuing to develop performances that engage audiences and incite action that strengthens our community. We also ensure that the artists involved remain compensated for their work during this difficult time while still providing content to connect our communities. For those who can help support our artists and our organization, we ask you consider a financial contribution to this effort by clicking on the “support” icon. If you are one of the many who has been affected the COVID-19 closures, we ask only for your fellowship.
Thank you all for your continued faith in theatre’s capacity to promote equity and inclusion.
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