Thank you for your support of Flyaway Productions!
Read about the creation of Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy as documented by Life as a Modern Dancer
"In 2018, Jo put out a call for a Black change-maker interested in engaging with a Jewish artist about racial justice and prison abolition. Rahsaan responded. In the more than 2 years we’ve been in collaboration, we’ve written 45 letters, sat down together over vending machine meals in San Quentin’s visiting room twice, and shared over 100 phone calls. We are different from each other. Black and White, Muslim and Jewish (though our religious practices are only lightly etched), Male and Female. Incarcerated and Free. Writer and Choreographer."
Visit this art show Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison as part of our production
October 14-17, 2021 at CounterPulse
"Prison Renaissance, a non-profit created on a prison yard, launched a program in 2020 called Empowerment Avenue that is aimed at empowering incarcerated artists. PR helps them earn a living through their art, get their voices included in conversations about social justice and connect them to society. This show teams up with Flyaway Productions. Thirteen San Quentin artists' paintings and prints created to end mass incarceration are featured on the walls of Counterpulse’s lobby from October 14–October 17, 2021. Come see the art before or after the show runs."
- Guest Curator Rahsaan Thomas
*Note: This art show is supported by COVID safety measures that limit the gallery space to 20 viewers.
Flyaway receives a 2021 National Dance Project Production Grant Award for APPARATUS OF REPAIR
We are honored to be among such insightful artists.
Check out the poems of GIRLFLY in the Gardens in the San Francisco Bayview Newspaper!
"This year’s GIRLFLY in the Gardens was built around the three key ideas of “Land, Belonging and Racial Justice.” As young women and non-binary people moving through the world, it can be hard to claim a sense of belonging, particularly in public spaces mired in racial injustice."
Flyaway welcomes Conni McKenzie to our Board of Directors
Conni came to us an intern for GIRLFLY and is now joining our wise counsel, to support the growth of our artist as activist programming. Conni is a multidisciplinary artist and the Founder of CMCK Foundation.