Orignal Commisoned Illustaration By: Mina Elise

Orignal Commisoned Illustaration By: Mina Elise

UNIVERSAL WOMB

WILL TAKE PLACE AT: THE FREE CENTER 

ADDRESS: 460 NEW BRITAIN AVE
HARTFORD CT 06106

TICKETS ARE OUT NOW !!

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Tickets - Friday March 1ST 2019
Doors open 6:30
Show time at 7:00pm 
Second show at 8:30pm

Tickets -Saturday March 2ND 2019
Doors open 6:30
Show time at 7:00pm 
Second show at 8:30pm

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Please make sure you pace yourself when purchasing tickets so you have the right date that matches your availability. If you can't make it to either showings consider purchasing a ticket and leaving it for someone at the door as a donation or sending someone in your place. 

Universal Womb - A ritual experience


Universal Womb is a Hartford based community artistic initiative focusing on womxn of color, the needs of womxn of color, listening to womxn and any womxn who is affected by structural racism, economic inequity, addiction, lost and mental health. With input from our developing audience; asking womxn of color what stories and issues they feel should be told Universal Womb creates, performance works, installations, discussions, photo editorials and musical dramas that educate, build and assets the stories and issues many womxn face. With great pleasure we bring to you the final performance iteration of "Universal Womb."

 Universal Womb is a nonlinear immersive multimedia performance installation set in 9 womb states that tells the reimagined stories of  Courtney Van Ward Gardner using her personal writings found in journals, date books, post-it notes and grocery lists. The show exemplifies her impact on the collective community that was in  her life and death. Universal Womb has been in the making for four years with several events and discussions held around Hartford CT. This authentic work was written by playwright, artist, healer, performer, Azua Echevarria and is co directed by Azua Echevarria, with consultation from domsentfrommars, & Arien Wilkerson. 


Previous events !!!!!

"Wombstates a conversation that pertains to".... 

Taped on Sunday, February 25, 2018 By Filmed by Revisionist Films in partnership with CPTV/ YUP. Facilitated by Azua Echevarria. Featuring Womxn: Keila Myles, Mia Lozada Rose, Adriane Vegas Jefferson Kara Smith and Faraneh Carnegie-Hargreaves.

Produced and Brought to you by Arien Wilkerson - TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC 

Thank you for attending The Emergence:  Market, Performance Excerpt, Exhibit, Video, Audio Celebration! June 29th - Below is out amazing photo album from the event with photos by Kimberly Cannon and George Lee 



Previous events!!

These images and Video below were taken from our Launch Performance January 2017 at Hartbeat Ensemble - As a workshopped scene of "Wombstates 1 Daddy Issues." All photos and video below were taken by Matt Seremet. This workshop performance has no reflection on the final version of this work.

Thank you to: Actresses - Mia Lozada, S'Koyah Harrell, Keila Myles.

Direction for this workshop: Hannah Simms. Writing by: Azua Echevarria. 

Set Design : Arien Wilkerson, Joe McCarthy, Alexis Crowley, Azua Echevarria.

Lighting Design : Joe McCarthy & Arien Wilkerson.

Choreographed and Produced by : Arien Wilkerson.


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Universal Womb the performance is made with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Thank you to our fiscal sponsor  The Amistad center for art and culture, and thank you to The Graustein Memorial Fund Directors Discretionary award. 

Thanks also to @lipstickhustler of @Taintedinc

Instagram: @ctofficeofthearts @amistadcenter

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