Northwind Arts Center, The Boiler Room, and Mandala Center for Change present:
An interactive performance & community dialogue
featuring the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble
“I Have a Name: Identity and Belonging in Small Town America” by Raymond L. Ketchman, visual artist, is currently on display at Northwind Arts Center. This evocative backdrop will inspire an evening of story sharing on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7 PM as the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble will bring audiences stories, struggles, and ideas to life through physical imagery and improvisation on this timely and relevant theme.
“Every human being faces the question of identity, of knowing him or herself. Who am I? Where do I belong? What group, or nation, or tribe do I claim as mine? Identity is fluid and prismatic, ever changeable, and endlessly transformed by time and circumstance. Its Latin root means sameness, both an enfolding and a restrictive notion, conveying our twin desires to belong to something larger—a relationship, a community, a profession, a cause—and to be distinct; ourselves; in the face of identity’s flux, to be able to say this is who I am.”
–Raymond L. Ketchman
Now in its 16th season, Port Townsend’s Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational (currently ages 14-76) troupe of local actor/activists who use interactive theatre as a tool for awareness and social change. A program of the Mandala Center for Change, the Poetic Justice Theatre Ensemble was developed as a local community resource to stimulate deep dialogue and invite positive action towards the creation of a more just and joyous world for all people.
Learn more about the exhibit by visiting northwindarts.org.
Tues, February 21, 2017 @ 7 PM
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
Free with donations welcome
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