The lineup has been announced for Sanctuary, a month-long pop-up arts festival curated with works representing feminist, queer, and minority voices at HERE.
Launching on Inauguration Day, January 20, the festival will continue through February 18, featuring the work of more than 50 artists. It was conceived as a “venue for artists and activists to come together as a community and respond to current events, in particular the fears and anxieties felt in anticipation of the coming administration. … Audiences and artists alike will commiserate, process, grieve, organize, learn, and ultimately unite in celebration of the values we refuse to let America turn its back on.”
A selection of artists represented include Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, Matthew Paul Olmos, Daaimah Mubashshir, Zavé Martohardjono, Gracie Gardner (with Less Than Rent), Julián Mesri, Scott F. Davis, Alexandra Farr and Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, The Mother Line Story Project, SP Monahan, JD Stokely, and Jadele McPherson.
Sanctuary is presented and created by Adam Salberg and Jonathan Cottle in association with Less Than Rent Theatre. The works were selected by Azure D Osborne-Lee, Debra Morris, Jenna Grossano (LTR), and Salberg.
It launches January 20 at 8:30 PM with The Inaugural Ball. “A bevy of feminist/queer/minority artists and performers come together to celebrate the end of an era and commiserate about the future.”
Additional programming includes The Persecution and Assassination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by S.P. Monahan (January 26); Holding: A queer black love story (February 14); and A History of Nasty Women (February 15).
For the complete lineup visit here.org.