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#SpeakUp: Alexandria Beech

#SpeakUp: Alexandria Beech

(Photo credit Jody Christopherson. This interview series features Shaun B. Fauntleroy in conversation with the artists of #SpeakUp. Learn more here, RSVP here, and tell the world you’re coming here.) Why did you get involved with #StandUp? I like the artists and theater involved, and it’s an important topic in a city with so many cultures that need to negotiate daily…

Flux Sunday, NYC, 8/23

Flux Sunday, NYC, 8/23

(Post and photo by August Schulenburg.) You may have noticed an unusual addition to this post’s title. Perhaps you’re thinking, “Well, of course Flux Sunday is in New York City, that’s where y’all are based, right?” And until today, you’d be right. Because today, Flux Sunday got bi-coastal. What what!? That’s right. While we made some…

#SpeakUp: Nicole Pandolfo

#SpeakUp: Nicole Pandolfo

(This interview series features Shaun B. Fauntleroy in conversations with the artists of #SpeakUp. Learn more here, RSVP here, and tell the world you’re coming here.) Why did you get involved with #StandUp? Because I am tired of accepting violence on a multi-daily basis. Street harassment is anything from pressing a groin into your hip deliberately on a crowded subway…

#SpeakUp: Nandita Shenoy

#SpeakUp: Nandita Shenoy

(This interview series features Shaun B. Fauntleroy in conversations with the artists of #SpeakUp. Learn more here, RSVP here, and tell the world you’re coming here.) Why did you get involved with #StandUp? Because you and Sol asked me! What do you want people to take away from #StandUp? I want people to realize how common harassment is…

#SpeakUp: The Street Harassment Plays

#SpeakUp: The Street Harassment Plays

(Post by Shaun B. Fauntleroy. Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: Shaun in Flux’s Understand Our Ground.) Earlier this spring, a man walked up to me on a subway platform, complimented me rather aggressively, and then punched me repeatedly when I didn’t respond favorably. It happened during a rather hectic period in my life so I didn’t…

Flux Sunday, 08/09/15

Flux Sunday, 08/09/15

(Post and photo by August Schulenburg.) After our hiatus to prepare for and recover from the Retreat, we were eager to return to the friendly confines of Judson Memorial Church for the next installment of Flux Sunday. Our numbers were diminished, perhaps because of the beautiful August weather, but that gave us more time to…

Flux Retreat Day Seven

Flux Retreat Day Seven

(Photo and post by August Schulenburg.) Our final full day of activity at the Retreat ended on a strong note with plays from Chisa Hutchinson and Kristen Palmer, followed by a fire-pit at the clearing on the hill. With fewer pages to wrangle on this final day, we were able to hear all of Chisa…

Flux Retreat Day Six

Flux Retreat Day Six

(Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: cast and audience of Marian Smoldering.) Our sixth day saw our highest attendance of the Retreat–24 beautiful people gathered together to make theatre in the barn and through the woods! In the morning, we read Safe Haven by Nandita Shenoy, and then staged scenes from her as yet untitled FluxForward play. We also…

Breathe Free Brainstorm Meeting

Breathe Free Brainstorm Meeting

(Post by August Schulenburg.) On Saturday August 1st, the Breathe Free producing team met at Judson Memorial Church to discuss next steps for Flux’s partnership with New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC. You can learn about past Breathe Free activities here. The Breathe Free team in attendance was: Jerry Polner, Ravi Ragbir, Kia Rogers, August Schulenburg, Jason Tseng, and Christine Zagrobelny….

Flux Retreat Day Five

Flux Retreat Day Five

(Photo and post by August Schulenburg.) Our second full day of play development programming featured the second and third acts of Jason Tseng’s Outbreak, Kevin R. Free’s FluxForward play Anatomical Lewis, Nandita Sheony’s Rescued by a Coquette and my play KD and The Band. We managed this abundance of plays by reading the Jason’s pages…