It's a Wrap - TIAF at Kennedy Center, Sept. 2018

Dear Family,

We did it!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018, Wash. DC — Donkeysaddle Projects and GildaPapoose Collective produced a staged reading of There Is A Field at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to raise money to free Black mamas and support Palestinian rights and sovereignty.

The play –– written by Jen Marlowe and directed by Je Naé Taylor –– tells the story of the Asleh family’s struggle to grieve and fight for justice for Aseel Asleh, a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel and peace activist who was murdered by Israeli police in October 2000. The play’s cast included formerly incarcerated women, organizers, and artists dedicated to building the connections between Black and Palestinian solidarity and liberation.

Your support got us to the Kennedy Center, and your support will help free more people from prisons, detention centers and checkpoints.

Donate $100, $50 or even $10 to honor Aseel’s legacy, free Black mamas and support Palestinian organizers in their fight for justice and recognition.

 
  Je Naé descends the Kennedy Center steps. The lights are down and men with bundles of jagged keys lock all the doors. 

Je Naé descends the Kennedy Center steps.
The lights are down and men with bundles of jagged keys lock all the doors. 

 

There Is A Field illuminates the connections between the Black and Palestinian struggle to end state violence while highlighting how policing worldwide is informed by injustice and inhumanity against Black and brown people.

Give a lot or a little. Everything you give ensures we can keep building a global freedom movement through storytelling, art, and activism.

And if you’re interested in hosting a reading of There Is A Field in your home, fill out this form!

‘Til we all are free,

Jen Marlowe and Je Naé Taylor
Donkeysaddle Projects and GildaPapoose Collective

 
 

Every bit helps. 

 

Free, digital PDF download of the performance's show notes, including cast interviews and commentary from the Asleh family.