Workshops, interviews, story gathering, performance residency
with nationally acclaimed artist and activist Marty Pottenger

October 21-24, 2019

October 24, 2pm Franklin Patterson Hall MLH
Workshop/Performance at Engage! Community Day of Education

Hampshire is each of us and all of us. Your voice is needed.
What was last year like for you? What’s it like to be here now?
What’s something you love about Hampshire? What’s a fear that keeps you up at night?
Who became a friend? Who is someone you feel you lost?
What do you want us to hold on to as Hampshire College transforms?

“NEX(US): Hampshire Voices” brings together Hampshire College students, staff — student life, information technology, facilities and grounds, dining services, academic programs, library, business office — administrators, faculty, alumni, and Board of Trustees to share stories, listen to one another, make space for differences and find common ground.

This week-long residency will include story circles, interviews, workshops and will culminate with a workshop/performance at Engage! Community Day of Education on Thursday, October 24, at 1pm with refreshments afterwards. Community members do not have to perform to participate in the process, and there will be multiple ways to participate.

NEX(US): Hampshire Voices is a ‘Reality-Theater Production” created from interviews and story circles with Hampshire College community/ies by nationally acclaimed theater artist and activist Marty Pottenger, who puts art to work on real-life issues.

“It is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. Without community there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”
– Audre Lorde

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