6660 Manasota Key Road
“Connections” with Lisa E. Harris and James Anthony Tyler
Presented in partnership with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Resilient Retreat
Friday, December 3, 5pm ET
Hermitage Beach (Entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Florida 34223 (Also Available via Live-Stream)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Whether connecting to your breath, the ground you stand on, or a new companion on a train, Hermitage Fellows Lisa E. Harris and James Anthony Tyler will share art and experiences that illuminate how we connect with the world around us. The evening will feature an exploration of songs and short stories from Harris, as well as a reading of Tyler’s quietly provocative play Hop thA A. The connections between these two unique and extraordinary artists provide the starting point for a discussion to conclude the program.
Lisa E. Harris is a trained classical voice and opera singer who uses voice, movement, text, and new media to explore healing in performance. The Huffington Post named her “One of Fourteen Artists that are Transforming Opera.” Harris performed at the 52nd Venice Biennale and is a featured vocalist on the Grammy-nominated album All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller. James Anthony Tyler received a Horton Foote Playwriting Award and was the staff writer for Cherish the Day, a show created by Selma film director Ava DuVernay for the OWN Network.