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7/2/09 Permission Perform : An Articulation of Your M/Other

July 2, 2009
Amherst, MA

You are invited to a staged reading of Permission Perform: An Articulation of Your M/other
Saturday July 11, 2009 8PM
Food For Thought Books
106 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tickets $10-30 sliding scale Tickets Available at Food for Thought Books
(barter options available for food or flowers!)

Join us for a multi-media staged reading of Permission Perform: An articulation of your M/other. Based on the interviews of 40 women, Permission Perform created a space for self-identified single, teen and welfare mamaz to tell the truths of their celebrations and struggles. Permission Perform was accepted into the 2007 WORD Multicultural Theater Festival and was performed for two sold out shows upon its opening.

Permission Perform explores the themes of m/otherhood, home, welfare and safety. A project headed, collaboratively written and co-directed by tk (tanya karakashian). This special reading will feature new multi-media elements and new readers including talented local mamaz and youth. Join the fiery voices and presences ofNoalanii Karakashian (Multi-media artist and youth), Malis Loeung (Community Member and Mama) Nashema Ileeana Morales (Dancer/ Educator/Mama), Zoe Rosenthal(Educator, Artist and Mama) Irene I-SHEA Shaikly (Percussionist/ Vocalist/ Teaching Artist/ Mama) and Adeeba Afshan Rana (Poet and Performer) for this one-time event!
Tickets are being pre-sold at Food for Thought Books. Community members are encouraged to pre-purchase seats at 10.00- 30.00 per seat (sliding scale) and barters of food or flowers are being accepted. Can't make it? Buy a seat for someone else! We are eager to gift seats to community mamaz. In addition, we will be building an on-site community altar to honor our community mamaz. Audience members are encouraged to bring items to honor their mamaz. This event is co-sponsored by MotherWoman and Food For Thought Books Collective.

The evenings' reading will benefit To Tell You the Truth, a truth and healing grassroots initiative combining awareness raising, healing arts practices, critical media analysis and truth-telling while working with participants as they explore violence on personal, institutional and systemic levels and articulate an anti-violence agenda that comes from their experiences.

For more information about To tell you the Truth or about the Permission Perform reading please contact tk(tanya karakashian) at truthandhealingproject@gmail.com. For more information about Food for Thought Books Collective please call 413-253-5432 or email info@foodforthoughtbooks.com

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