Kayla Farrish


Program: Put Away the Fire, dear
ADF Debut
Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, with one intermission
Tickets: $32

Kayla Farrish Website

Put Away the Fire, dear is a live dance-theater work mapping the journey of six BIPOC and marginalized characters taking the reins of their narrative in an evening-length piece. Jumping through portals spanning reality and cinema, Put Away the Fire, dear, uproots power and history across generations of the American landscape to rupture the leading socio-political narratives living in American cinema of the 1930s-60s. In a 75-minute performance of moving stories, the six characters traverse scenes and worlds through dance theater, storytelling, set design, and a score of reclaimed exploited Black American music.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm *Post-Performance Discussion
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm

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A Juneteenth Celebration: Art, History, and Empowering Our Voices
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6:00-7:00 PM
NorthStar Church of the Arts
‘Put Away the Fire, dear’ Workshop and Discussion
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:00-3:00 PM
Mettlesome Theater | 800 Taylor St., Suite 9-156, Durham, NC 27701
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Photo credit: Steven Pisano



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