Friday, February 2, 2018
An evening to engage with
and reflect on works
created by Tru Ruts artists
E.G. Bailey and Shá Cage.
Among the works to be presented:
Short Film: New Neighbors (Official selection at more than 90 film festivals, including Sundance.)
Music Video: Guante & Katrah-Quey w/ Jayanthi Kyle, “Our Relationship is a Slowly Gentrifying Neighborhood”
Web Series: Brothers
- “We Stand” (poem)
- Excerpt from Khephra: “I am Africa”
- Selection from #testify, the in-progress third piece in Cage’s one-woman trilogy,
preceded by The N Word (2013) and U/G/L/Y (2015.)
Immediately following the reading, audience members form small groups, led by Dispute Resolution Center of MN facilitators, to unpack their experiences of these stories together.
Who is Tru Ruts?
Tru Ruts is an artistic organization based in Minneapolis with a history of high caliber work, ranging across all expressive media: films; theatre performances; music; workshops and residencies; radio; and visual art. Collaborators include Foto Libre, Freestyle Theatre and Foto Speakeasy Records. Tru Ruts is an innovator + trailblazer in the Twin Cities, producing shows to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim, working with artists such as E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Truthmaze, El Guante, Marion McClinton, J. Otis Powell‽, Raye Birk, Kim Richardson, Anton Shavlik, and See More Perspective. www.truruts.com
CFPA Mpls’ ReClaim series supports artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. With a focus on artists that reckon with social justice on a human scale, the post-presentation discussions are facilitated by skilled leaders in the creation of art and the seeking of justice.
For more about the ReClaim January event:
- Interview with playwright Kristin Idaszak
- Interview with Catherine Keating of the Dispute Resolution Center of MN
Free parking available across the street in the Lake Country School lot.