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Part installation, part durational performance, and completely mesmerizing, “The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America” invites audiences to experience brave, inclusive narratives about the creation of America, and its re-telling in our schools, media, and communities. Zoey Martinson, in collaboration with Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative, transforms HERE’s entire space – dressing rooms, hallways, lounge, sidewalk space outdoors, theatre spaces – into “The Black History Museum…” for audiences of all backgrounds to experience representations of life as a Black American throughout history.
Martinson, along with collaborators Avi Amon, Kareem Lucas, Abdul Latif Rasheed, BMike Odums, Shariffa Ali, Ari Fulton, Arminda Thomas, D’Vaughn Agu and Brittney Bland, creates an immersive theatrical experience that traces the notion of ‘Blackness’ in America in ways that have not been explored before. Starting with the founding of this country and traveling through modern day, this form-defying performance project explores economic marginalization of Black communities, the dehumanization of African Americans in the media, and the value placed upon Black bodies in society.
Zoey Martinson has worked at the crossroads of arts and advocacy for over ten years. She founded Bright Future Arts International in Ghana West Africa after working as a teacher and humanitarian aid worker, helping children who had been recruited as soldiers in the war, at the Liberian refugee camp in Ghana.