Wabash Arts Corridor | STREET LEVEL 2017: Misty de Berry
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STREET LEVEL 2017: Misty de Berry


little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play


Misty de Berry

Date Performed

October 6, 2017 at 1104 S. Wabash October 7, 2017 at Threewalls

Photo Credit

© Sandra Steinbrecher 2017

Artist Statement

little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play is at once a memory-scape and a mytho-biography set to poetry, movement, and mixed media. A performance poem spanning from the Antebellum South to present-moment Chicago, it tells the story of a nomadic spirit named little-she who shape-shifts through the memories and imaginings of her sister, the narrator. Through the characters little-she and the narrator, the solo-performance explores embodied ways to rupture and relieve the impact of macro forms of violence in the micro realm of the everyday. To this end, little sister witnesses and disrupts the legacy of violence in the lives of queer Black women through a trans-temporal navigation of everyday encounters within familial, small groups and intimate partner spaces.

About This Project

WAC was proud to partner with Threewalls for its inaugural performance series for the STREET LEVEL Festival; performances took place both at Columbia College Chicago and in Threewalls’ locations throughout the city.

Performance Curator: Jeffreen Hayes, Executive Director Threewalls

Co-Producers: Jeffreen Hayes, Executive Director Threewalls and Neysa Page Lieberman, Executive Director Columbia College DEPS

Project Manager: Regina Martinez, Artist & Artistic Engagement Associate, Threewalls

Assistant Project Manager: Sydney Pacha

Site Manager: Connie Stanley

Special thanks to Chicago Community Trust