When I Am The Princess
A West Philly Community Arts Project
Growing up, many of us identified with princesses whether we liked them or not. Nowadays, princess camp, princess parties, princess movies/games/dresses/you name it are all the rage.
How does that influence your life as an adult? How does it contribute to what you expect to get out of life, and out of other people? Are there positive aspects to emulating princesses, especially those who represent their people and fight for liberation? How does the princess archetype shape gender roles? Where do masculine and non binary people fit in?
Join us for an evening of short performances (song, dance, theater, etc.) and visual art pieces that address many of these questions.
Featuring (listed alphabetically):
@avalouisemusic: "Paper Crown," a song that explores what it means to be a princess and how that ideal affects women.
Vance Lehmkuhl: "Leftovers," a song
Denise McCormack: "Green Apples," a memoir
Sheila McDonald: "If I Only Had a Crown," a short play
Francie Fifer Pagell: Two characters from Edna St. Vincent Malay’s play in verse “Two Slattern’s and a King”
Lisa Panzer: "Once Upon A Time" themed monologue/short play
Vanessa Rowan Whitfield: "Dethroning Myself"(poem) and "We Are The Princesses" (performance art piece)
more artists to be announced very soon.
This event is recommended for mature audiences.
Admission is FREE!