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      InterSectionSolo Festival 2020 in Prescott

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      March 19, 2020 - April 3, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM - Friday 9:00 PM

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      InterSectionSolo Festival 2020

      Night One March 19th 7pm at The Porch Fargo Tbahki - "My Father. My Martyr. and Me: Postcolonial Instructions for Loving the Palestinian Body" A solo performance in poetry by Fargo Tbakhi, My Father, My Martyr, and Me asks audiences to engage in the project of unlearning the criminality always already layered onto the Palestinian body. Using an invented method called unarcheology to examine Fargos life, his fathers life, and the life of Sirhan Sirhan, the performance seeks to decolonize possibilities for solidarity, support, and love towards the survival of the Palestinian people. Through a nonlinear, queer, decolonial approach to text and to aesthetics, the performance ultimately asks: in the face of decades of colonization, erasure, and colonization, how can we love each other better? Night Two March 20th 7pm at The Porch 1) Sivan Sartin - "Falling Softly out of Power and Paranoia" When does childhood end? Where does that child go when he is told to toughen up and be a man? A whistle blown in his ear. Beaten up by other boys, the small child doesnt dare resurface. His asylum? Power... Power and paranoia. Fear and hate. Hate reverberates. A story of how a boy goes from desperate self-destruction to accepting his nature. Where can we find liberation from the oppressive expectations that society creates for us? 2) Camille Osburn & Talia Molesworth - "Soft Bellies" Soft Bellies explores the connections between memories and dreams that are held in our bellies. We are pregnant with a multitude of things: food, babies, sexuality, grief, sex education, fear, a digestive system, and desire. Growing up in a society that deems soft bellies undesirable, Soft Bellies aims to laugh at, cry at, and understand the complexity of this body we have been raised to hate. Night Three April 3rd 7pm at the Prescott College Crossroads Center Lary Bogad - "A FAIR FIGHT" and "Economusic - Keeping Score" A FAIR FIGHT - is L.M. Bogads family story of street fights, smuggling, speakeasies and prizefighting during Prohibition, culminating in an armed confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan upstate in the depths of the Depression. Its illustrated by his artist father, Walter. This piece delves into immigrant struggles, resistance to persecution, criminalization, holding a grudge and holding onto identity. How do definitions of manhood, toughness, and American-ness evolve over generations? When, how and why does fierce love resort to protective violence under pressure? In Economusic: Keeping Score, Bogad converts economic data into music, using voice, live instruments, the audience as an instrument (He had opera singers planted in the audience in Argentina), and an electronic app he made that loops notes from 36 different instruments. It's darkly funny and a commentary on the historical moment we're in, including a series of mock-advertisements that he speak over the looping "economusical scores." Bogad has performed this piece around the US and also in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Finland, Latvia and Mexico.

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