UPDATE: It happened! We debuted to two sold-out audiences & everything about it still feels absolutely unreal. We want to extend a world of gratitude to our talented all-LGBTQ cast, the production team & staff at OBERON, those who donated scholarships for attendees & everyone who spent an evening with us in celebration.
ANTHEM is a debut two-woman show featuring Justice Ameer and Chrysanthemum Tran, esteemed Rhode Island-based poets and performers. From praise songs to war cries to bops you can’t help but dance to, anthems have long been the heartbeat of political liberation. ANTHEM, an hour-long performance, explores how race and gender politics shape reality for transgender woman of color.
An indictment of a nation determined to police freedom and livelihood yet rallying declaration of our militant survival, ANTHEM reveals the lasting legacies of trans women who fought before us and celebrates the communities for whom joy is too often an afterthought. Our voices and our fists are raised.
ANTHEM is unapologetic in saying: in the shadow of a world that wants us dead, we will not go down with a fight. We will survive.
Friday, February 8, 2019 — 8pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 — 7pm
OBERON (American Repertory Theater)
2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02879
Supported the vocals & pedal looping stylings of Sweetpea Pumpkin (Muggs Fogarty), the vocals of Andrine Pierresaint & the piano/keyboard accompaniment of Simon Olsen. Featured guest poets included Golden, Ilyus Evander, Julissa Emile, Lin Pang, Mae Verano, & torrin greathouse.