BAM! is an immersive, interdisciplinary theatre process. BAM! is composed of localized stories and questions about America and blackness. With street dance, music, and visual imagery, it engages the iconography and reality of the “other” in blackness in Kansas City. It is an active investigation and construction of freedom, creativity, intimacy, and individual specificity—between neighbors, cousins, and strangers. Attendees are part of the performance, seated amongst the performers, and receive a workbook/guide in which to write down reflections and answer questions about their own complicity in apathy toward human lives.
This is a good example of biting more than I can chew. While every almost every collaborator was willing, often without more funding, the creator is just not able. I included this round of applications for BAM! because 1) I can't find the Charlotte St. Foundation Spring Programming application (and that application is the project you see here)... and 2) ain't no shame in my failures: I try, I succeed, I fail, I laugh, I cry and get hard on myself, and then I get over myself. My life is the Lion King, with a bit of the street corner. I'll stop by the store and get a bottle of wine. I hope that my transparency about my failures helps you accept your own. I'm human and so might you be. Fuck it up and own up to it.