Motus Theater Puts Out Performances to Provoke Community Conversation

Motus Theater monologists have been busy this summer and have prepared special events for the month of September to provoke community conversation about issues of human rights in collaboration with Edica Pacha.

A set of 12 large murals with explanatory QR codes have gone up in Denver to put faces to the stories of Latin American immigrants in the Front Range. It’s part of an ongoing project by Motus Theater, featuring the personal, bilingual testimonies of monologists.

A special adventure of improvisational theater Power Playback where you share a short reflection or a story, and then watch professional improv actors enact YOUR story on the spot using movement, music, and dramatic spoken word will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Dairy Center of the Arts.

A JustUs project with inspiring music, and challenging reflections on the state of the U.S. justice system to envision a ‘more perfect Union’ on Constitution Day, on September 17th, will bring together monologist Candice Bailey, and director of the Center for African Studies at CU Boulder Dr. Reiland Rabaka.

And on September 20th, Arts Inspired Conversation on Fair Change Hiring in Colorado with the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, and the Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, for an arts-inspired conversation on fair chance hiring in Colorado with leaders in business, reentry, and public safety initiatives, with Juaquin Mobley and Jason Mendelson.

KGNU’s Rossana Longo-Better spoke with Rita Valente-Quinn, Motus Theater Producing Director about their upcoming performances during the National Hispanic Heritage month of September.


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