Creatively raising awareness to adoption, foster care, fatherhood and mental health.
Dancing In My Tattered Pink Dress: Grief, Guts, and Glory
Description: Choreopoem, music, dance, spoken word, and film
This is a story of adoption, resilience, and redemption designed for all who have had moments when they have felt voiceless, marginalized or abandoned.
Dancing in My Tattered Pink Dress is an empowering, engaging and lucid story. Thompson’s journey is one of spirit and spunk. Her humor and honesty give new meanings to such words as “home,” “resilience,” and “self-advocacy.”
You will experience hardship, laughter, and grief as the story walks you through a life of strength, weakness, and victory.
Running time: 50-minutes
Up Close and Personal with Teeny Tucker – Her Song, Her Art, Her Words
Description: Music, Song, Visual Art, Film
Teeny Tucker uses visual art to chronicle her journey through grief toward healing, in hopes of bringing avenues of healing to others. “My art journey derived out of tragedy,” stated Tucker. “It has been a refuge to my grief and sadness for the loss of my son.” She opens up about her son’s accidental overdose and shares her art with the public. Her art is what Teeny does best. She is an award-winning artist who has earned multiple nominations in such areas as Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation, Memphis TN and Female Blues Artist by the Blues Blast Magazine.
Running time: 60-minutes
Two Scoops, the Play – Fatherhood, Hope, Love
Description: Drama, Music, Song, Dance
A play based on a true story. An African American man decides to adopt four boys who have gone through the foster care system. Through music, dance and a wonderfully written script this play will take you on an emotional journey tackling the misconception of fears of adopting older children. The play boldly and artistically examines the importance of embracing diversity, self-responsibility, education, tolerance and cultural awareness.
Running time: 90-minute
Discussion: As requested
What’s Going On
Description: Short Play, Spoken Word, Dance, Music, Video
What’s Going On is a multifaceted art experience. This production was inspired by the tragic death of Elijah McClain through a series of events during a police encounter.
We ask “What’s going on?” because the history long and storied history of between the black community and the police. Through video montage, the audience will see police brutality spanning through history up to current times. We see one man decide he wants to serve ‘street justice’, after witnessing police violence in Aurin Squire’s short play “Black In Blue”. However, we here at Two Scoops NPAC we know art heals; therefore, we perform pieces about zealous and hope to heal the frayed relationship. After the performances, a Talkback with the artists aims to further the healing process.
Running time: 60-minute
Discussion: 30+ minutes