Claude Edison Purdy Individual Artist Festival - HappyFlowerNail
Claude Edison Purdy Individual Artist Festival
Claude Edison Purdy was a founding member of Penumbra who believed that an artist’s greatest responsibility was to tell the truth, no matter how daunting. In his honor, this series celebrates the insightful, independent voices of contemporary black theatre, their courage and vision. You will hear about these artists a lot in the future. Be among the first to witness their talent!
The Peculiar Patriot written & performed by Liza Jessie Peterson
Besy Laquanda Ross regularly visits New York State and Federal prisons, boosting the morale of her inmate-friends as she works on a memory quilt for the "soldiers and P.O.W's" (prisoners of the war on drugs) who are on lock-down. While she shares family milestones and often hilarious neighborhood gossip, Betsy's shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system delivers profound and important commentary.