RR_S01E03 - Radical Imagination - Theatre Exile


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"rADicAl ImAgInAtIoN"

(and other sorted pandemic musings)

Theatre Exile presents rADicAl ImAgInAtIoN (and other sorted pandemic musings); a Paper Wings event featuring original works written by students from Fanny Jackson Coppin and Franklin Learning Center!

For this event, 30 students wrote original works using World Building prompts created by our Education Director, Mx. TS Hawkins

Through imaginative and thematic activities, group assignments, and peer review, the students had an opportunity to gain real-world experiences and learn how to collaborate in a writer’s room.

rADicAl ImAgInAtIoN (and other sorted pandemic musings) will be presented virtually on Friday, June 3 at 7PM and Saturday, June 4 at 2PM.

This event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted with proceeds going towards Theatre Exile’s Education Department to fund future Paper Wings productions.

The Saturday, June 4, 2PM presentation will highlight the winner of the Literary Eagle Award!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://theatreexile.org


TS Hawkins (they/them) is an international author, performance poet, art activist, playwright, and member of the Dramatists Guild. Plays, short works, and books include Seeking Silence, sweet bread peaches (formerly, Cartons of Ultrasounds), Too Late to Apologize, In Their Silence (formerly, They’ll Neglect to Tell You), #RM2B, The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G, AGAIN, #SuiteReality, “don’t wanna dance with ghosts…”, Sugar Lumps & Black Eye Blues, Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar, Lil Blaek Book: all the long stories short, and The Hotel Haikus. Hawkins’ one-act choreopoem, AGAIN, was acknowledged for having the “Best Theater Moment of 2017”. #SuiteReality received the 2017 “Theatrical Reality Check” Surya Bonaly Award, an international publication in WORDPEACE Literary Journal, showcased in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre for the Black Lives, Black Words International Theatre Festival, and shares residence at the Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library. Cartons of Ultrasounds had the pleasure of returning to New York for a limited off-Broadway run to rave reviews. Recently, The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G graced Australian stages as part of Antipodes Theater Company’s Ricochet Reading Series! Hawkins’ residency credits include National Black Theatre SOUL Producing Resident, Swim Pony Performing Arts TrailOff Writer-in-Residence, 1812 Productions’ Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Residency, Out of Exile Artist-in-Residence, Irondale Ensemble “To Protect, Serve, and Understand”, Painted Bride Art Center’s Souls of Black Folk, and Alphabet Arts Puppets & Poets. Notable writing contributions include Rising Voices: Poems Towards a Social Justice Revolution (University Professors Press), Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear (Et Alia Press), Family Legacies (SONKU Collective Magazine). WORDPEACE Literary Magazine/vol. 2 Spring Edition, Fragrance of Love (Poet Tree), Long Wharf Theatre Blog Series, The Dramatist – Motivation & Innovative Dramatists issues, and Pandemic of Violence Anthology (North of Oxford Press). Ongoing projects: TrailOff and Community Capital: an Afrofuturism South Philly Walking Experience. tspoetics.com

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