HAMTRAMCK NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
October 12th, 2019

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The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Fest is a loosely curated showcase of artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival takes place annually the second weekend in October.

Our goal is to activate the city’s indigenous talent and create a walkable, neighborhood-scale, art experience on porches, in houses, on sidewalks and storefronts.

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12:00 pm

Freeways & Sidestreets

Performance Venue

8:00 pm

“Freeways and Sidestreets” by The Hinterlands and partners around the globe is a five-act playful performance event taking place at Play House, along Conant Street and online, exploring the myriad of ways this tiny commercial corridor straddling Detroit and Hamtramck ties into and parallels places, communities, and imaginations around the globe.

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“Freeways and Sidestreets” by The Hinterlands and partners around the globe is a five-act, all-day playful participatory event (components include: a psycho-geographic stroll tag-team led by a philosopher in Hamtramck and one in Moscow; memorial-making for places forgotten, secret, or in the future; a friendly competition between two businesses on either side of Conant; a nap-time reading hour stretching across twelve hours of time difference; etc) that takes place along Conant Street, in Play House, and in partner venues across the globe. Spaces near and far will be connected through live-streaming and shared at Play House (which will have the feel of an open studio/broadcast station), connecting artists and audiences in multiple countries, and highlighting how Hamtramck/Detroit stories tie in with lives, issues, and dreams across the globe.
12:00 pm

The Grandmother Project

Renegade Performance

1:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

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A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.
2:00 pm

The Grandmother Project

Renegade Performance

3:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

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A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.
4:00 pm

The Grandmother Project

Renegade Performance

5:00 pm

On the front porch it will begin with chanting and then the Grannies will have they say. Miss Irene and Miss Eulalie are sitting on the front steps. Having just hung their laundry, they decide to air their grievances with each other and take to fussing about their grandbabies. The bickering escalates and the audience is urged to weigh in.

to

A Community storytelling in honor of our most sacred mother, The Grandmother. This interactive theatre event will hosted by Madelyn Porter, (Creative Non-Fiction Kresge Artist 2019) and Collette Cullen ( winner of 2018 Detroit Fringe Fest audience choice award.) It begins with a garden performance of "Duet". This 10 minute play is reminiscent of a day with Grandma. Then audience will share their own stories. Think of The Grandmother Project as a block party with Grandma as the ringmaster. This city, our communities are built on the toil and heart of our grandmothers. The Grandmother Project was curated to anchor us to the sacred ancestry, the Grandmother. It was developed activate voice, anchor us to the earth and to honor our Sacred Mother, The grandmother.

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