4th EVER WordFest

April 18 – 29, 2018

In Collaboration with The SOURCE Theatre Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Theatre Esprit Asia & Café Cultura!

A festival dedicated to the word in all of its manifestations!  Introducing the Artists of Color (AOC) Summit!

Featuring:

The SOURCE Theatre Company presentation of…

An Evening With Author/Poet Clynthia Burton Graham

A passionate fiction writer who explores the emotional, impactful, and pivotal moments in the lives of people of color.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Clynthia Burton Graham’s inspiration has been honed through the years. From hiding under the kitchen table listening to ‘grown folk’s business’ to walking the streets of Baltimore conversing with the homeless to the privileged, she has cultivated the art of storytelling in her prose. She currently is working on three short story collections: “Baltimore City Blues“; “Dark Roads“; and Over 50 Love Stories. Her novel-in-progress, “Baby’s Bones“, focuses on how the shackles and devastation of slavery reach far beyond Emancipation Day.

BUY TICKETS

 
  • General admission/$10
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$7
  • Individual SUPER Pass/$30
  • Org. Summit Pass (bundle of 5 passes for arts organizations that will give each person access to all parts of The Artists of Color Summit)/$75
  • Individual Summit Pass/$20
  • Org SUPER Pass (package of 5 passes which will gain each person access to all parts of the 4th EVER WordFest & The Artists of Color Summit)/$100

AOC Summit Plenary

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
 
Reception at 6:30 pm
 
Opening Session at 7:30 pm
 Meet – The creation of Networking Opportunities – Reception and Plenary. Artists will get to meet other artists. Finding out what they have in common and challenging the isolation.

See – there will be performances by our guest national artists and a selection of local artists so that artist can experience and appreciate work that is similar and different.

Workshop – Guest artists will present workshops on their artistic precesses.

Learn – Artists will present panel conversations on aspects of organization building such as fundraising, non-profit management, facilities acquisition.

 

If you would like to participate in this but do not have the funds, please apply for this scholarship for the opportunity to gain free admission. 
Acceptance of the scholarship includes free admission to all receptions, workshops and one reading or performance.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP


The Carpetbag Theatre in…

Speed Killed my Cousin

written by Linda Parris-Bailey

directed by Andrea Assaf

April 19 – 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

A timely, moving new play about an African American woman soldier who returns from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is haunted by Moral Injury.  

BUY TICKETS

Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm
 
  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)
  • Individual SUPER Pass/$30
  • Org. Summit Pass (bundle of 5 passes for arts organizations that will give each person access to all parts of The Artists of Color Summit)/$75
  • Individual Summit Pass/$20
  • Org SUPER Pass (package of 5 passes which will gain each person access to all parts of the 4th EVER WordFest & The Artists of Color Summit)$100


Su Teatro rehearsed reading…
 

Sideways Fences

A reading of Oscar Arguello’s 2017 piece which explores the gentrification of Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino/a community near downtown Los Angeles.
 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm
From the introduction of hipster IPA beer to fences that go sideways (instead of up and down), Oscar Arguello’s Sideways Fences (2017) explores the gentrification of Boyle Heights, a predominately Latino/a community near downtown Los Angeles.

BUY TICKETS

 
  • General admission/$10
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$7
  • Individual SUPER Pass/$30
  • Org. Summit Pass (bundle of 5 passes for arts organizations that will give each person access to all parts of The Artists of Color Summit)/$75
  • Individual Summit Pass/$20
  • Org SUPER Pass (package of 5 passes which will gain each person access to all parts of the 4th EVER WordFest & The Artists of Color Summit)/$100

C.A.R.P.A. San Diego in…

And HE Became MAN

written and starring Samuel Valdez

April 26 – 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

A Latino disabled man questions his manhood by looking back at his life recalling major events influencing him, asking, “What is a man?”.

BUY TICKETS

Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm
 
  • General admission/$20
  • Students & seniors (over 65)/$17
  • Comadre Docena (12 tickets or more)/$12 per ticket
  • Flex Pass/$144 (12 tickets at $12 each)
  • Individual SUPER Pass/$30
  • Org. Summit Pass (bundle of 5 passes for arts organizations that will give each person access to all parts of The Artists of Color Summit)/$75
  • Individual Summit Pass/$20
  • Org SUPER Pass (package of 5 passes which will gain each person access to all parts of the 4th EVER WordFest & The Artists of Color Summit)/$100