When Hate Hits Home
When Hate Hits Home
ON STAGE AT JOE’S
Google “When Hate Hits Home” and you’ll find countless stories of everyday people all over the world experiencing racism, homophobia, sexism and other forms of bigotry. Most of us can easily recall our own stories of either being the victim or witness to such acts. Whether through a tweet or verbal insult hurled from a passing car, many of us have been given to the message to “go back” when we’re in a place we call home.
The underlying mission of On Stage at Joe’s is to give audiences a deepened understanding of the history of our artists, the role they play in anchoring culture for our community, and the power of live performance experiences.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
The 2019-2020 Season was made possible by:
An integral part of the CreativeWorks curriculum is storytelling.
Dhana and the Rosebuds, follows a young Syrian woman pursuing her science career in NYC as she tries to forget her complicated past.
Two hours into surgery, Susan’s mother loses oxygen to her brain and the plastic surgeon deliberately does not call 9-1-1 for fourteen minutes
The 2019 Mt. Rainier Craft Fair is the place to start the holiday season. Festive decor, incredible local crafters from all over the DC-MD-VA area, and a gathering of a loving, accepting community.
In this (slightly) deranged (new) annual aerial tradition, UpSpring explores what would happen if the Nutcracker took place on Halloween.
Chitra Subramanian’s Temple shines the spotlight on the fraying of public life and the growing reality that people participate in institutions less and less.
SHiFTiNG TECHNOLOGiA by Movement Graffiti explores the past and future from the perspective of our embodied now.
This new work for dance and chamber by Simone Baron ensemble examines the mystery and elusive magic of ruins.
Experience the rich culture of West Africa with this treasured DC dance company.
A Performance by Ally Theatre Company of an original play written by Doug Robinson. Welcome to Sis’s, reimagines the story of Sis’s Tavern in North Brentwood.
Ally Theatre Company’s take on the incendiary play by Joel Drake Johnson takes another look at the ever-topical questions about the prevalence of ingrained racism in America.
Nootana continues to bring diversity, innovation, tradition, and drama on stage through live Indian classical music and dance.
Set in the year 2093, Dominic Green’s theater work follows Davu, a young black man, through the ruins of a futuristic African-American history museum.
Interactive musical storybook depicting a touching tale of a small bird who must face her biggest fear.
Set in the year 2093, this theatre work follows Davu, a young black man, through the ruins of a futuristic African-American history museum.
Veritas is a multimedia performance about how truth can be silenced, distorted, or erased entirely by American mass media.
UpSpring Aerial Lab takes you on a journey of the greatest musical hits of yesterday.
Joe’s shared the season theme “When Hate Hits Home” and a writing prompt with all artists in the season. You can see the writing prompt here and check out responses below:
Acts of hate are shocking to me, not an expectation of simply being alive. What do I know about hate?
“Recently I felt compelled to express through movement - to help me process all that is happening around me.”
A kid on the bus told my 5-year old daughter that Trump would kill her if he won because Trump doesn't like black people. She came home crying that day.