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Everything below are events, online conversations and small free theatrical showings we did within the city of HARTFORD CT. “UNIVERSAL WOMB was created 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.”
“UNIVERSAL WOMB is supported by THE DIRECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND AWARD FROM THE WILLIAM CASPAR GRAUSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND
"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
We still have T-shirts for sale!!!!!
$20 Dollars Available online sent to you via email Invoice.
We also except cash or card as well.
Please contact - or email us for your shirt. Head over to the Contact/Booking Page for direct contact information.
DESIGNED BY MINA ECHEVARRIA
The proceeds from each T-shirt sold will go directly into the making of Universal Womb.
We are our truly honored for you continuing on with us through the many portals and realms of this performance installation.
Original cover art by Mina Elise, Special thank you to Mallory Mason, Megan Fitzgerald, Lauren Amato Komrosky, Ehsteph S. Sandoval, Rory Gale of Hartford Prints!, Monique Johnson, Chad B. Springer George Lee, Pedro Bermudez, Edward Soto, Kewan Jassonn Harrison
ABOUT THE SHOW: UNIVERSAL womb
Universal Womb is a musical drama taking place in nine "Womb states”. It's the story of one Hartford woman from age 12 to the afterlife, played by six actresses from the Hartford Area. This inspiring production, based on the true story of Courtney Ward Gardner, dives deep into many aspects of being Black, a Woman, a Daughter, a Mother, a Politician and finally a Drug Addict. Universal Womb has been in the making for four years. This authentic work was written by playwright Azua Echevarria and is directed by Azua Echevarria under the collaboration of Arien Wilkerson and TNMOT AZTRO. It will be the first theater based installation formed production produced and choreographed by TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC. Universal Womb broadens the scope of opportunity for women of color to share their stories because it explores how women are perceived in this time of social change. Universal Womb provides experiences that protect women from abuse and discrimination through exposure to a real woman's story. The production is a conduit for advocacy in areas where women continue to be marginalized. Universal Womb impacts diversity because we are recognizing that at the root of each person’s life there is pain and loss, cultivating viewer empathy by highlighting the life, work and stories of people of color. Sharing the historical accounts of a real person’s life challenges the audience by extending their viewpoint beyond their own experiences within the full spectrum of sexism, classism, ageism and feminism.
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.
“UNIVERSAL WOMB was created 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.”