Premiere of FADE, A New Play by OPEN DOORS Reality Poets
By: OPEN DOORS
Drawn from the experiences of men who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries caused by gun violence, FADE tells stories from this American epidemic that rarely make the nightly news.
"We gave our bodies to the block and the streets took half." - OPEN DOORS Reality Poet King Tito Love
Written by World Slam Finalist Joel François in collaboration with OPEN DOORS Reality Poets, an artist collective who have flipped the script of their lives, FADE takes you into The Barbershop—a place where humor, courage and wisdom transform tragedy and injustice into a redemptive force. Moving through time "before and after the chair" FADE delivers a message of realness, resilience and healing with a hip-hop beat.
Find out more at http://www.opendoorsnyc.org
* There will be a special performance on Sunday at 3pm for young people and mentors.
Based in a long-term care facility, OPEN DOORS is an arts and justice initiative that supports the creativity and leadership of people who have been harmed by gun violence. Collaborating with established artists, members use storytelling, hip-hop, spoken word and other art forms to inspire action for safer, more just communities.
OPEN DOORS Program Coordinator