Date(s) - Tuesday, February 11, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtServe, a non-profit that supports artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, announces the launch of #TrendingTuesday, a free monthly art activation featuring intimate presentations by performing and visual artists working to increase social good through the arts. #TrendingTuesday takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
Each #TrendingTuesday begins with a 20- to 30-minute performance of emerging, experimental or repertory work followed by a panel discussion with the artists.
#TrendingTuesday kicks off on Tuesday, February 11 with excerpts from “Waking Kya,” an evocative off-Broadway production produced and directed by Sonia Artwell of LaFran Entertainment. Written by Siobhan Fitzpatrick, “Waking Kya” tells the story of two sisters, living in a Liberian refugee camp, each coping with the traumas of the civil war that occurred in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in the 1990s.
Guests will enjoy an evening with members of the cast, who will perform pieces from the production. The international ensemble features actors, dancers and singers hailing from Haiti, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, West Africa and North America. Together, the group portrays an eclectic mix of African sound and movement as well as interpretations of social injustice. The performance is followed by an intimate conversation with the artists.
Full performances of “Waking Kya” will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Tickets are $30 each and are available at Eventbrite. Visit www.wakingkya.com to learn more.
Admission for #TrendingTuesday is free; online registration is required. ArtServe members are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for an exclusive Member Mixer featuring an open wine bar and early access to preferred seating.
Additional information available HERE.