ART THAT AWAKENS
RESET THEATER COALITION
WHAT IS IT?
Conch Shell Productions, invited Braata Productions and Kumu Kahua Theater to form a theater alliance committed to presenting new works by American artists of AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, LATIN AMERICAN, CENTRAL AMERICAN, ASIAN, EUROPEAN, MIDDLE EASTERN, Indian, and Polynesian descent - that will inspire a RESET in America.
Our function as artists is to restore society’s sense of humanity.
Art is not a luxury to only enjoy when times are good, but a tool that guides human beings to thoughtfully redefine themselves.
This coalition is a response to racially motivated injustice and oppression in America.
The task of confronting systemic racially motivated oppression in the United States demands that artists answer with work that inspires rethinking of the dominant structures that are tearing our nation apart. Let’s come together and create art that inspires all to remember what it means to be.
Through completion of the finished work, it is our hope that collaborators will complete a journey from a place of rage to one of loving resistance and the creative destruction of the institutions that propagate lawful murder of Americans of a certain color.
Our cumulative effort will not seek to solve racism or end our grief for those lost; it will look to continue a productive conversation in this space and in this moment.
YOU ARE NOT NEUTRAL. YOU ARE EITHER MAKING THE WORLD BETTER OR WORSE.
YOU ARE MAKING A CHOICE. YOU HAVE TO ACTIVELY BE A FORCE FOR GOOD.
Braata Productions is a not-for-profit, Caribbean performing arts and education organization, dedicated to showcasing Caribbean culture, history, lifestyle, traditions and customs, through folk music, arts and theatre.
Kumu Kahua Theatre is a non-profit theater whose mission is to create, support and showcase origianl works of theater specifically related with Hawaii and the cultures represented in Hawaii - for audiences who live in Hawaii.
In July 2020, Conch Shell Productions invited Braata Productions and Kumu Kahua Theatre to embark on a collaborative journey that was unifying, enlightening, and enriching for participating artists and audiences alike. This short video gives you a brief glimpse into the #artthatawakens #artthatinspireschange
RESET SERIES - WEEK 1
July 3rd, 2020.
Producer credits: FILMS(Yes Madame, BN4Real, Her Tory); FESTIVALS (Ah-Ha Moments (Los Angeles); SFC Women's Film Festival (Brooklyn); Hear Her Call Caribbean American Women's Theatre Festival (Queens); CS New Works Series (New York); #bluelightseries (online), Conch Shell International Film Fest @magalycolimonchristopher
Sergei is a performer, audiobook narrator, playwright, and producer. He is a resident playwright with QuickSilver Theater Company and literary manager for Conch Shell Productions. boisterous-eremite.com | @sergeiburbank
VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM PRODUCTION MANAGER
Kyra is a NYC-based theatre maker. Featured credits: Caesar in an all-female Julius Caesar (D. Danya Taymor), Bessie in Awake and Sing! (D. Paul Schnee), Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret (D. Stephen Kazakof). She is beside herself to be working with this fabulous coalition. www.KyraBowie.com @KyraBowie #PurpleBootsBowie
VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM DESIGNER
Veronica has stage managed and assistant stage managed for 10 years at various theatre’s in Dallas TX, Kansas, and Honolulu Hawaii. Most recently she has been working in the digital space creating and streaming virtual performances. She has worked with OBS software to help create a new way to tell stories. For more information and to contact Veronica about virtual productions she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org