On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, AZ ArtWorker, in partnership with ASU Performance in the Borderlands and Black Theatre Troupe, presented a solo performance workshop with theatre artist and scholar Asantewa Sunni-Ali.
Workshop by Asantewa Sunni-Ali
Solo Performance: Pathway to Radical Self and Community Reimagination
With an introduction by artist and culture leader Fatimah Halim
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black Theatre Troupe
1333 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Join theatre artist Asantewa Sunni-Ali as she leads participants through storytelling, creative writing, and Image Theatre exercises designed to create liberating stories that question dominant paradigms and reclaim community narratives.
Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali is a Black Studies and Theatre scholar, professor, and practitioner. She earned her Ph.D. in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of African American Studies and Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC, Asantewa teaches courses on African American Theatre, Black Arts and Culture, and has been recognized on the University’s list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students. As a Theatre practitioner, Asantewa is passionate about producing, performing, writing, and directing socially relevant works. www.AsantewaSunniAli.com
Fatimah Halim is a Phoenix culture leader, performer, and singer. She leads the Rites of Passage Programs for Phoenix area youth. Her dedication to promoting the development of women and girls is evident in her work as an artist and educator. She has co-hosted the local KTAR radio teen talk show “At The Crossroads”; cable talk shows “Focus: Video Profiles” and “Think About It: Perspectives from Women of Color”; and “Real Life Focus” on KISS Radio in Phoenix.
This program is supported through a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.