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NextLOOK 2021

This event is part of NextLOOK artist series 2020-21. In partnership with Joe's Movement Emporium and The Clarice, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. 


Through a series of actual interviews centering the relationship between Latinx mothers and their daughters, No Salgas Con El Pelo Mojado offers a bilingual, intimate portrayal of the Latinx experience as seen through its matriarchs. Bringing the words to life of multiple interviewees, this theater piece explores the unanswered questions of identity and cultural expectations passed down through generations. Featuring musical performances by Sharalys Silva and Elena Lacayo. Storytelling Consultant, Jasmine Eileen Coles. Costume and Set Design by Moyenda Kulemeka. Cinematography and Editing by Terry Hunt. A virtual talkback with Alina and Yesenia Iglesias will follow the film.


A collaborative performance project, brings local luminaries of DC's spoken word scene together with Ward 7 and Ward 8 residents through an innovative partnership between THEARC Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Spit Dat, DC’s longest running open mic. Weaving together poetry, storytelling, hip hop, and verse, this original piece will celebrate our local spoken word artists, the resilience of DC, its people, and our communities. HOMEGROWN was developed through Spit Dat Academy and directed by Alina Collins Maldonado. Come celebrate DC’s resilience, find strength in the social fabric of community, and experience the joy of vibrant and creative expression. Welcome home.