The Yellow House Project @ National Queer Arts Fesitval June 26-27th



Dancers : Atasiea/Kenneth L. Ferguson, Sheena Johnson
Photo © Kurt Loeffler / Loefflerphoto.com

The Yellow House Project
June 26-27th (Tue-Wed)
7:30pm Installation Opens, 8pm Show
$12-20
@THEOFFCENTER
848 Divisadero, SF
Multidisciplinary

The Yellow House Project is a mullti-disciplinary performative remembrance of our inherited black queer legacies. Through various mediums (dance+theatre+poetry+film+installation) black queer artists "queer their roots" in effort to look at what we can all learn about love, loving and being loved through discovering and re-imagining our black LGBTQI ancestors.

Curated by Sheena Johnson/REBEL HOME DANCE (SJRH)

Featured Artists: Sheena Johnson, Indira Allegra, m. a. brooks and Nia King
SJRH Collaborators: Chris Evans, Kenneth L. Ferguson aka Atasiea, and Nzinga Woods 


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from Curator Sheena Johnson

The backbone of The Yellow House Project is the story of my entrepreneurial great-grandmother, Ida Sue Brown, and her queer son, Billy Brown (who was murdered in Cleveland OH in 1982 because of how he dressed). Shortly after his murder my great grandmother died (it is said of a broken heart). She left a beautiful large yellow house to the family where she also housed her successful beauty parlor in Erie, PA.  Our family lost the house many years ago. It was condemned and bulldozed. Today a green field is all that remains- as if the house never existed.

The Yellow House Project is an attempt to re-imagine and re-build my family’s home in hopes of honoring the legacies of both my great uncle and my great-grandmother, and ultimately all the LGBTQI legacies we have inherited. How do we heal from intergenerational wounds of poverty, racism and homophobia?