What if the annual State of the Union was not a speech spoken by one, but a poem created by many?
Join us for the culmination of the first-ever People's State of the Union. Based on the stories shared at more than 150 story circle events across the country, an all-star team of poets will collaboratively compose and perform the Poetic Address to the Nation. Learn more about the People's State of the Union and share your story at: www.peoplesstateoftheunion.usdac.us.
David Acevedo Mahogany Browne Cyd Charisse Fulton Reg E Gaines Bob Holman Paolo Javier Nikhil Melnechuk Stephen Motika Tahani Salah Judith Santopietro
Devin Brahja Waldman -sax Shayna Dulberger -bass Alexis Marcelo -piano Warren Smith - drums
Featuring additional original poetry by:
E. Ethelbert Miller Ed Sanders Jennifer Bartlett Jessica Hagedorn Marilyn Nelson Margaret Randall Luis Rodriguez Tanaya Winder Joy Harjo Yolanda Wisher
A project by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture--the nation's newest people-powered department dedicated to cultivating empathy, equity, and social imagination. www.usdac.us. In partnership with Bowery Arts + Science.
Learn more about the People's State of the Union: www.peoplesstateoftheunion.usdac.us.
Tickets sold here: http://psotu.bpt.me Students: $10 online General/Generous: $12+ online