Angel in the Outhouse: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement by Kathya Alexander Online
Join award winning Seattle Storyteller, Kathya Alexander, for an evening of stories that explores the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes Mandy, a twelve-year-old "colored" girl. The Civil Rights Movement is one of the most successful movements for a people's struggle for social justice. Through stories based on her own experience growing up in the segregated south, Alexander makes this important time in history come alive. This program is made possible through a Lift Every Voice Grant.
Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, storyteller, and teaching artist. Her short stories have appeared in Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace, Arkana Literary Magazine and the Pitkin Review. She has won the Jack Straw Artist Support Program Award, Art Projects Award from 4Culture; and the WRAP Award, Youth Arts Award, and the CityArtist Award from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Her play, David and Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Tale, was selected for Seattle Theater Group’s Night At The Neptune. Another play, HomeGoing, was chosen for Freehold’s New Plays Festival, Mahogany Project's Play Festival, and for residency at Hedgebrook Women’s Writer's Retreat. She was playwright for Intiman Theater's Rough Eagle's Project, and her play, Black To My Roots: African American Tales from the Head and the Heart, won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland for Outstanding New Production. Her book, a collection of short stories is called Angel In The Outhouse.
- Saturday, Jan 23 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.