GRRRL NATION will take place on January 14 at 7pm, at the Darkhorse Theater (4610 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN).
It is an evening of monologues, dances and songs to give women’s stories of resistance a voice at a time when misogyny and hate speech is being legitimized at the highest levels of government. We envision this as an evening of inquiry, engagement, solidarity and hope.
GRRRL NATION is part of Actors Bridge Ensemble’s response to the National Month of Outrage, organized by Jonathan Alexandratos, an alum of the Nashville Repertory Theatre / Ingram New Works Lab, who pulled together a New York City-based team of artists to generate new work in response to the aftermath of this year’s election. Artists in Nashville, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. are participating in this national dialogue to use theatre to process a diverse range of responses to the election.
GRRRL NATION is co-produced by Darkhorse Theater and Actors Bridge Ensemble and curated by ABE Producing Artistic Director, Vali Forrister.
“While many of us feel powerless in the face of current political rhetoric, inside the GRRRL Nation, we can create the kind of intentional community where we can say the difficult things and be fully seen and heard. Sharing our stories connects us across vast differences and allows us to understand and empathize with each other’s struggles and challenges,” Forrister explains. “Bearing witness is a sacred act. It is perhaps the most important thing we can give each other right now: our full, undivided attention.”
Actors Bridge Ensemble will take part in the National Month of Outrage with two evenings of performances by Nashville citizens and artists with RALLY/CRY on January 13th and GRRRL NATION on January 14th.
If you are interested in being involved in GRRRL NATION, fill out the details below.