8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Equilibrium: Reed Bobroff, Spoken Roots with Marisa Carr
Spoken Word Immersion Fellow Reed Bobroff's project, Spoken Roots, uses poetry as a tool for identity and emotional development for youth in three indigenous communities. He will also work with teachers to develop culturally-tailored poetry workshops that they can use in their classroom to further conversations around history, family, identity, healing, and positive self-expression.
Reed Bobroff (Diné) is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer and performer from Albuquerque, NM and a graduate of Yale University. His work often explores identity; pop culture; and our relationship to history, land, and community. Reed has performed on stages internationally, opened for bands like Rise Against, and was featured on HBO. As a playwright, his work has been presented at Yale, the University of New Mexico, and the Tricklock Theater Lab. Reed’s writings have been published most notably in Up the Staircase Quarterly, Indian Country Today, The Great Vanishing Act anthology, and The Breakbeat Poets. As a Spoken Word Immersion Fellow through the Loft Literary Center he works with Native youth nationwide to use writing as a tool for self-expression and healing. Reed uses writing personally and with students as a way to challenge ourselves, to reflect and grow, and to form healthy relationships with our communities and surroundings.
He will be joined by local Playwright, actor and singer/composer Marisa Carr. In 2014 Lavender Magazine named her “Best New Political Playwright” for her play Reconciliation. She is a member of the Unit Collective and a core artist at New Native Theatre.