CBT Presents: Freckle In My Eye

CBT Presents: Freckle In My Eye

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO for FRECKLE IN MY EYE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UFkM8uNaXYE Thursday, August 15, 2013 Carpetbag Theatre: Freckle In My Eye 6821.jpg August 15, 2013 — August 17, 2013 7:00 PM Official Web site → Category: Theatre Freckle In My Eye is the poignant, shocking, and sometimes humorous story of Shesee Jones, a young woman living on Texas’ Death Row. LisaBeckyKellyPierce, an over-imaginative little girl; Madame CJ, a flamboyant beer and wine distributor; and Lil Crazy, a volatile teenage boy are only a few of the compelling characters who inhabit Ashley Wilkerson as she takes us careening through this provocative, breathtaking journey. The stories and voices of the incarcerated are mostly silenced by the very act of incarceration. Rarely do we get an opportunity to hear about the personal lives of prisoners, where they come from or the set of circumstances that resulted in their incarceration. Freckle In My Eye humanizes both crime victims and those incarcerated (often, one and the same) through telling a story about the life of a deprived young woman’s struggle to survive. Directed by Harold Steward & Vicki Washington Price- $15 advance (via http://www.KnoxTIX.com), $20 at the door At “My Place” Performing Arts, 734 N. Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917; Phone: 865-898-4604 Information: 865-544-0447, http://www.carpetbagtheatre.org
http://www.knoxtix.com

Settling In

We have nestled nicely into our new space at 4th United Presbyterian Church that is located at 1323 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917.
 
During the month of February, we celebrated Back History Month by having famed theater director and producer Woodie King Jr. and his cast of A Raisin In The Sun talk about black theater. We had a discussion of the history of black theater in the United States and also the current state of black theater. There was also a discussion of what theater artist should be doing to develop their craft and how to support other theater artists of color. It was an enlightening talk to the community artist that was in attendance.
 
In March we began a collaboration with PlanET and Project Grad Knoxville by working with 6 Austin East High School students to create digital stories about how they would like their communities to change, keeping in mind PlanET’s focus areas of the economy, education, health and quality of life. The digital stories are available to view here.
 
Our open mic series, Café Noir, is back. Café Noir is now every 4th Friday of every month. New to Café Noir is our new admission of $3 that can be paid at the door. Please join us at our next Café Noir May 24th from 7-9 pm. Remember to bring your music, poetry and instruments and help us celebrate artists in Knoxville.
 
We are currently gearing up for our annual Youth Theatre Festival that will be held on June 7th. Our Youth Theatre Festival is a time we celebrate youth artist by providing them with the opportunity to perform, and we also offer workshops from our area’s leading artists. We are currently looking for volunteers and youth performers. If you would like to participate, please call us at 865-544-0447.
 
Please consider supporting The Carpetbag Theatre. There are several ways to show your support. You can make a tax-deductible financial contribution. You can support our events with your attendance, or you can volunteer with us.

Past Events

February 24-25, 2012
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc.
August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh

October

October 6th and 8th at 8pm and October 9th at 3pm
Carpetbag Theatre Black Box Performance Space
100 S. Gay St., Suite 114
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. Presents:

11 Reflections on September

Written, Directed & Performed by Andrea Assaf
Video Design by Pramila Vasudevan
Music by Salah Fattah, Tim O’Keefe, & Aida Shahghasemi
Lighting Design by Kat Lovell
Sound Design by Owen Henry & Keegan Fraley

Eleven Reflections on September is a poetry/spoken word-based, multi-media performance on Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a
post-9/11 world. This production is based on the series of poems Andrea Assaf has been writing since 2001, spanning the fall of the towers, the on-going wars, and the current revolutions sweeping through the Arab world. Aesthetically, the poems explore the disintegration of language in the face of violence, prejudice, and unspeakable horror; as such, they progress from lyrical to abstract and broken. The annual witnessing of autumn leaves becomes a metaphor for the fallen–the fighters and the innocent.

For more information, visit:
http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/showcase/eleven_reflections_on_september
For tickets, visit www.KnoxTix.com

August and September 2011

Home Grown at the Garden

The Hungry Heart August 18, 21
funded in part by the East Tennessee Foundation and Alternate Roots

The Cooking Show con Karimi & Comrades August 25, 28

Theater of War September 8, 2011 (Two performances 3p.m. and 7p.m, FREE!)

You can learn more about Theater of War by visiting OutsideTheWireLLC. For ways to get involved click here.

Made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO.

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Readings from Speed Killed My Cousin  September 11,  2011

Café Noir in the Garden September 18, 2011

Where: Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Avenue*Knoxville, TN 37914
Time: All shows Start at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, $5 children under 12
(Theater of War Performance is free to the public)
The Cooking Show ticket price is $20
Go To: KnoxTix.com  to purchase tickets

For more information on the shows. Download the press release.

June 25, 2011
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc.
ten minute piece, “SPEED KILLED MY COUSIN”
8 p.m.
Alternate ROOTS FEST 2011

March 4, 2011
Cafe Noir: Women’s History Month
Hosted by: Margo Miller

Cafe Noir is held every 1st Friday of the Month: 7:00 p.m.
CBT’s Black Box Theater
100 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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February 4, 2011
Cafe Noir: Black Box Radio (Online) Launch 
This event is a free live concert being broadcast worldwide Featuring 7 Urban Recording Artists.

Click here to Listen

Cafe Noir is held every 1st Friday of the Month: 7:00 p.m.
CBT’s Black Box Theater
100 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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December 9 – 13, 2010
NPN Annual Meeting

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December 3, 2010
Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir is held every 1st Friday of the Month: 7:00 p.m.
CBT’s Black Box Theater
100 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

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November 5, 2010

Cafe Noir:
For Colored Girls Release Party: The Carpetbag Theatre presents “For Colored Girls” Movie Release Party.
Light refreshments. Spoken Word. Meet and Greet cast members from the original play performed in Knoxville.

We’re giving away complimentary tickets while they last starting at 5:30 for the 7:30 pm screening of For Colored Girls at Regal Riviera 8 Cinema, 510 S. Gay Street.

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The Carpetbag Theatre presents
Homegrown at the Garden

at the Knoxville Botanical
Garden & Arboretum

SWOPERA: August 12 & 15
Between a Ballad and a Blues: August 19 & 22
Loup Garou: August 26
Kelle Jolly and the Will Boyd Project: August 29
Loup Garou Tickets: $20 general admission: $15 students

All Other Tickets:
$15 general admission: $10 students $5 childeren 12 & under
All Shows: 7:00 pm
Get your Tickets Today! www.KnoxTix.com

Click here for more information on the shows.

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CBT Performing at the
2010 Louie Bluie Festival

June 12, 2010
Cove Lake State Park
Caryville, TN

 

on the Howard Armstrong Stage

 

11:15 – 11:45 and again at 3:25 – 3:55

For more information visit the Louie Bluie Website.:

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11 Reflections on September

October 6th and 8th at 8pm and October 9th at 3pm
Carpetbag Theatre Black Box Performance Space
100 S. Gay St., Suite 114
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. Presents:

11 Reflections on September

Written, Directed & Performed by Andrea Assaf
Video Design by Pramila Vasudevan
Music by Salah Fattah, Tim O’Keefe, & Aida Shahghasemi
Lighting Design by Kat Lovell
Sound Design by Owen Henry & Keegan Fraley

Eleven Reflections on September is a poetry/spoken word-based, multi-media performance on Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a
post-9/11 world. This production is based on the series of poems Andrea Assaf has been writing since 2001, spanning the fall of the towers, the on-going wars, and the current revolutions sweeping through the Arab world. Aesthetically, the poems explore the disintegration of language in the face of violence, prejudice, and unspeakable horror; as such, they progress from lyrical to abstract and broken. The annual witnessing of autumn leaves becomes a metaphor for the fallen–the fighters and the innocent.

For more information, visit:
http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/showcase/eleven_reflections_on_september
For tickets, visit www.KnoxTix.com