Visit the City of Asylum for the premiere of Stoop is A Verb!
Stoop is a Verb is a result of Oliver Lake’s residency at City of Asylum, which began in January 2014. Following the successful residency, City of Asylum and Oliver decided to engage the Northside community through the mediums of discussion and performance. Oliver and a professional moderator visited organizations and a diverse range of people on the Northside to take the pulse of the community. Members of each organization gathered for discussions that would provide Oliver with a comprehensive, honest view of life on the Northside from the people who know it best – those who live, work, and play there. Oliver responded to the community’s insights with works of music, poetry, and art which he will present at Stoop is a Verb, in collaboration with musicians Gene Lake, Yoichi Uzeki, Robert Sabin, and Sean Jones, poets Terrance Hayes and Tameka Cage Conley, dancers Vie Bohemme and Gia Calcano, and actress Tami Dixon.
Stoop is A Verb will be presented on Saturday, April 25 at 8 pm in the City of Asylum Alphabet City Tent. The event is free, but be sure to reserve your seat now. For more information, contact Karen Simpson by calling 412-323-0278.