August Wilson Center LAB

AWC Lab EVENTS June 2-4, 2017

The August Wilson Center Lab is a pop-up research center and day/night event series where the public can generate objects and activities with artists whose work affirms and projects the futures of people of African descent. It takes place during the 2017 Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Panel: #OHB Talks Back with Boom Concepts Cast

Join the #OHB cast for a light brunch, discussion, and media screening of the content surrounding “If I Die I’m A Legend, A Tale of Orisha, Hoodo, and #blacklivesmatter",  giving the full cast an expanded opportunity to share the process and practice within this multi-disciplinary ensemble piece. Featuring Anqwenique Wingfield, Bekezela Mguni, Shad Ali, and Julie Mallis.

Participate in audience-activated rituals SATURDAY June 3 at 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM at August Wilson Center for the full experience. #OHB is a character investigation of the street deities featured in BOOM Concepts’ physical theater piece “If I Die I’m A Legend, A Tale of Orisha, Hoodoo, and #blacklivesmatter".  This two day character investigation will provide the cast with a laboratory environment to explore how theme and icons of Orisha, Hoodoo, and #blacklivesmatter are presented explicitly in each character.