Catch me, Venus Sings, spinning Thursday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 18 at 393 Broad Street in Providence. I’ll be part of “Introducing…the Power of Extraordinary Everyday People,” a Breaking the Chains Community Theater showcase. (flyer is courtesy of People’s School; photo by Nataly Garcia)
PROVIDENCE, RI - If you did not see the press release I posted a few days ago, Providence is about to be exposed to an organic arts movement designed to heal those who perform and participate: Breaking the Chains Community Theater (BTC), a project of People’s School. Tonight and tomorrow, from 7-10 PM, they will be previewing their groundbreaking work, and its endless possibilities, with a showcase called “Introducing…the Power of Extraordinary Everyday People.” It takes place at the historic Theater at the Annex Building of Trinity Methodist Church, 393 Broad Street in Providence, RI.
Some may remember - or be alumni - of the first round of work done by the People’s School, for instance the “Mindz Speaking” event held at the Providence Black Repertory Company in the fall of 2006. And while co-founder Deanna “Dee Dee” Brown remains at the helm - with the support of a variety of artists and community members that collaborated before - with a new home that also serves as a performance site, a fresh cadre of recently transformed artists, and a host of new partners (including me Venus Sings/DJ Reza Wreckage), expect the unexpected, prepare for empowerment, and be ready to open your hearts and minds to a program with incredible potential.
Or come out to support your newest, favorite DJ.