Branch Out With C1: Our Hair, Our Crowns

By Company One Theatre (other events)

Saturday, July 9 2022 11:00 AM 12:30 PM EDT

Join Boston-based social justice project for kids Wee the People and Company One Theatre co-founder and director Summer L. Williams for an interactive story time and workshop to explore the activism in the children’s book "Don't Touch My Hair" by Sharee Miller and in C1’s upcoming production of the play can i touch it?

Inspired by Lorraine O'Grady's "Art Is…”, an art installment that featured informal photo portraits of Black Americans holding gold frames, celebrate Black hair during this workshop as you design and decorate a gold frame to highlight your look or the people important to you.

Using this frame, you can take a portrait at our instant Polaroid station to either bring home or have it on display during Company One’s can i touch it? at the Strand Theatre!

>> About Branch Out With C1
A series of gatherings spread across the city, Branch Out With C1 connects the themes of Company One Theatre's production of the play can i touch it? to our city’s local communities through interactive experiences in partnership with organizations throughout Boston.

>> About Wee the People
Wee the People (WTP) is a Boston-based social justice project for children ages 4-12. Launched in 2015 by two Black mothers, WTP organizes free, interactive workshops and events that explore activism, resistance, and social action through the visual and performing arts: music, dance/movement, theater, graphic arts, spoken word, and storytelling. Partnering with public institutions, community organizations, and Boston-based artists, WTP seeks to create high-impact, celebratory experiences that promote uncomfortable conversations parents often avoid with young children.

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