This past summer I had the honor of sharing parts of my story and creative project Sprint with you. Thank you so much for being a part of what was an unforgettable evening for me. Afterwards, many of you asked, "what's next?" I've been waiting until it's confirmed to share some exciting news with you.....
Sprint was recently accepted into the Queer Cultural Center's "Creating Queer Community" Grants Program and will debut at the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2018!!!!!!!
(Hot damn! That's a mouthful!)
Between now and June, Indigo and I will have the chance to work with talented creatives in our community to put together a stage production blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance to tell my coming of age story as a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants coming up in the U.S. Think: what you saw in July on steroids. Think: My first act of resistance vs. my nemesis, Mr. Hahn, brought to the stage. Think: A theater full of people singing along to "Golden," "Alex Mack," "Surf and Turf." Are you with me?!
Our first order of business will be to recruit a talented, committed team of emerging filmmakers to produce six short film vignettes for the show. Please help share our "Call for Filmmakers."
As more unfolds, I'll use this site and my Instagram account (@sprintmovement) to keep you abreast of all things Sprint, including calls for filmmakers, thespians, and theater nerds; ways to support the making of the stage production; and where to cop original Sprint music. ("Alex Mack" is set to drop in time for the holiday season, y'all).
In the meantime, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining Indigo and I on this journey! It's about to be one hell of a ride :-)
With love and gratitude,