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Angela Counts premieres new performance inspired by Lorraine Hansberry - Friday August 21 @ 8 pm - YouTube Live

Looking for Lorraine:  Young, Gifted and Black to Black Lives Matter a new performance by Angela Counts Area Code Art Fair "Informed by values of collective intelligence, transparent experimentation, and open access, AREA CODE has been developed in collaboration with a team of Boston-area curators, and will be free for exhibitors and viewers."  Still from "My Muslim Daughter" by Angela Counts. Stand Up! Group Exhibition - Gallery Kayafas, Boston (2017)    Friday, August 21, 2020 at 8pm. YouTube Live. 25 Minutes. For more information visit Area Code Art Fair at Counts performs an investigative homage to the timeless vision and radical voice of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry.  

Angela premieres new film work and performances in StandUp! Exhibition at Gallery Kafayas, July 10-13

Angela premiered new film work and performances in StandUp!,  a group exhibition held in July 2017 at Gallery Kayafas in Boston. StandUp!  featured all *women artists and was organized by artist-curator, Silvi Naci and 8 or more co-curators (see below for detailed information from Naci's site, Silver Projects ). Still from Hijab, Red Sea by Angela Counts (c) 2017 Still from Breakfast with Abu  by Angela Counts (c) 2017 Still from  Hijab, Red Sea  by Angela Counts (c) 2017 The following is from the Silver Projects website. It was an incredible experience, and it was a thrill to share the experience with so many amazing *women artists and curators, and all who attended the weeklong exhibition. STAND UP : All Women* Group Exhibition  at   Gallery Kayafas JULY 10               6-10pm – Opening Reception Performances by: 6-6:30 – ALICIA RODRIGUEZ ALVISA 6:30-7 – BIANCA BROXTON 7:00-7:30 – MAGGIE CAVALLO 7:30-8 – ANA LOOR 8:00-8:30 – SARAH PITAN 8:30-9:00 – M

Angela Counts hosts the "Living Room Project" as an invited guest artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on December 9.

A collage of some of my influences, including the artist/activist, Lorraine Hansberry. For more information, visit the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust . On December 9, 2017, I hosted the Living Room Project at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. I shared with museum goers some of the sources of inspiration in my career as a writer, performance artist and more recently, as a filmmaker. The  Living Room Project was originally conceived by internationally acclaimed artist, Lee Mingwei, and commissioned by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in 2000.  For more information about the origins of this wonderful project and Lee Mingwei, please visit: Lee Ming Wei's Website   and read, "Experimenting in Museums: The Living Room Project" . 

Flower Child Screens at Historic Union United Methodist Church in Boston

February 9, 2014 -  On a recent cold Friday night in Boston, filmmaker Angela Counts screened her masters thesis film, FLOWER CHILD, to a packed audience. During an artist talk, Counts shared a very personal story of the journey that brought her from a career at Harvard to life as an arts graduate student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Northeastern University. Prepping for the artist talk.  Artist Talk Counts shared with the audience how her decision to go back to school was inspired by a  reunion with her Muslim father, after a 17-year absence.  Father and daughter crossed continents and the region of the Middle East to find themselves trying to bridge their estrangement by meeting in  Italy in 2008 . For Counts, it was her first trip to Europe.  Counts is a playwright by training, and for a time she lived in New York City after winning the Lorraine Hansberry award for her play, Hedy Understands Anxiety .  But she noted that on this momentous tr

Autobiographical doc to screen at the MFA, Boston Dec. 5 & 9 and Medicine Wheel Productions, South Boston Dec. 13 as part of MFA Thesis Screenings

The legacy of the 1960s and the broken bonds of a multiracial family… Flower Child ©  Angela M. Counts, 2013. Video Production Still.  Pictured: Dell Hamilton and Susan Lloyd McGarry. In the late 1990s, Angela Counts was a Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop in New York City. She was commissioned to write a new play, and thus began the journey of Flower Child .  Written during boom economic times, the play questioned the collapse of “The American Dream”, the legacy of the 1960s, and the broken bonds of a multiracial family.  In 2012, Angela   rediscovered  Flower Child and began filming rehearsals of her play and rediscovering the sources of its inspiration. In spite of her efforts to reconstruct the play she is drawn into an examination of herself.  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Alfond Auditorium December 5 @ 12:30 pm  December 9 @ 12:30 pm 465 Huntington Avenue,  Boston, MA 02115 (617) 267-9300, Free tickete

Flower Child: "I've been away, but I'm back..."

Dear Readers, I've been away but not idle... I've been creating but not posting so much, so I've wanted to update you on a major project I'm working on, and I hope you will follow me as I continue my journey as an artist -- from poetry, performance, and plays to film and video and back again! The project that has taken so much of my time is called Flower Child...  In 2008, as some of you know I made a visit to Italy for a reunion with my father whom I hadn’t seen in 17 years. I brought along a camera and an artist sketchbook and began a journey into a multi-media way of expressing the complications of identity, family history, and language. I also started this blog in earnest after a second trip to Italy in 2009 by myself. The reunion with my father and the processing of trying to express it all through images, text, and sound led me to the post-Bacc program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in the fall of 2010.  The following year I enrolled in the MFA S