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Livestreaming amendment: the making of an american myth, or the slow sipping of a peacock tea by Taji Senior

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Salvage Vanguard Theater presents amendment: the making of an american myth, or the slow sipping of a peacock tea by Taji Senior on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 21 August 2020 at 8:30 p.m. CDT (Austin, UTC -5) / 9:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7).

Salvage Vanguard Theater presents a new solo work by Taji Senior that examines America’s failed vision of a more perfect union. A portion of the production’s proceeds will go to the African-American Policy Forum & Black Mamas ATX.

We are all witnesses, judge and jury in the trial of Ma’Dear, a pregnant, enslaved woman forced to consider an impossible choice: abandon an opportunity to be more than enslaved, more than mere property or become the matriarch of a lineage bound to what she calls “the lie.” She calls to the stand several witnesses, including Venida and Kalief Browder, Paul Robeson, Fred Hampton and others.

Written and performed by Taji Senior


Directed by Si Mon’ Emmett


Stage Management by Valerie Johnson


Poster and Projection Design by Julia Zipporah


Dramaturgy by Tyler English-Beckwith


Choreography by Sadé M. Jones


Original Composition and Sound by Alwyn Robinson


Costume and Prop Design by Tanya Olalde


Videography by E.J. Enriquez


Lighting Design by Natalie George Productions


Technical Direction and Scenic Design by Zac Crofford


Production Management by Kate Taylor

Additional orgs to thank & acknowledge:


Ashé Arts (@asheartsaustin)


Ground Floor Theatre (@groundfloortheatre)


Rogge Ranch House (@roggeranchhouse)


Rude Mechs (@rudemechs)


AAPF: African American Policy Forum (@aapolicyforum)


Black Mamas ATX (@blackmamas_atx)


New Manifest Theatre (@newmanifesttheatre)


KOOP radio (@koopradio)

About HowlRound TV


HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world’s performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at 1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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