6 May 2023

Flyaway Productions


Thank you for your support of Flyaway Productions!

May with Flyaway

In this Newsletter:
  • Thank You: Bay Area Dance Week
  • Call for Submissions: The Only Door I Can Open
  • BOOM Arts and Flyaway presents: APPARATUS OF REPAIR
  • Applications Closed: GIRLFLY 2023

Thank You:
Bay Area Dance Week

For supporting our dance experiments and improvisation!

Call for Submissions:
The Only Door I Can Open: 
Women Exposing Prison Through Art and Poetry

Deadline for Submission:
June 30, 2023

The Only Door I Can Open: Women Exposing Prison Through Art and Poetry is a visual art exhibition presented online by Museum of the African Diaspora(MoAD), curated from within prison by Empowerment Avenue’s Tomiekia Johnson and Chantell Jeannette, in partnership with Flyaway Productions. Through visual art and poetry, artists will tell their story in their own way.

The exhibition currently includes visual artists and poets incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility at Chowchilla (CCWF). We are looking to recruit 3 more artists that identify as women, trans or non-binary, who are of African descent and formerly incarcerated, to participate in this online exhibition presented by MoAD in October 2023. Selected artists will be compensated $500 for their participation.


Please email:
  • Low-medium resolution JPG images
  • Artist statement and bio if you have them
  • Your contact information
Send to empowermentaveartists@gmail.com using the subject line: The Only Door... art submission by June 30, 2023.
See More Info About Submissions Here

BOOM ARTS presents Flyaway's:
in Portland, Oregon

June 9-11, 2023
Friday-Sunday, 8:30PM
(performances may be moved to June 12 or 13, in the event of inclement weather)

NW 4th Ave and Everett Street
Portland, Oregon

APPARATUS OF REPAIR is the culmination of The Decarceration Trilogy, an ambitious series of site-specific aerial dance and public art events addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration in the United States. Apparatus of Repair transforms the intimate healing process of restorative justice into a public performance, danced in the air and on the vertical surfaces of buildings.

With a cast of five female dancers, Apparatus of Repair engages ideas of restorative justice as an alternative to the prison system. The work is grounded in the lived experiences of survivors of violent assault as well as the perpetrators of that violence. Many of the participating artists consented to bring their own deeply personal experiences to the project as survivors.

“Restorative justice is a fast-growing social movement offering peaceful solutions to harm,” said Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter. “To quote activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, it is ‘love with accountability.’ Restorative justice causes less damage and holds more hope than our current legal system.”

Over the last two years, Flyaway has worked in coalition with Community Works based in Oakland, California. The organization has been a leader in the field of restorative justice, serving to advance policies and practices that promote diversion away from prisons as well as successful reentry for those who serve time. Led by restorative justice practitioner Kevin Martin, Community Works connected Flyaway with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people as part of the research for the piece.

Reserve "Appartus of Repair" in Portland Seats!

Applications Closed:

Thanks to all the GIRLFLY applicants! We are on our way to filling this year’s roster of young artists.
Apply to GIRLFLY!
Photo Credits: 1 & 2) Brechin Flournoy of Celine Alwyn Parker, Jo Kreiter, and Mihyun Lee in #330 - 2023; 3) RJ Muna of Clarissa Dyas for Meet Us Quickly with Your Mercy - 2021; 4) Austin Forbord of Alayna Stroud Duarte for Apparatus of Repair - 2022; 5a) Photo by Vitali Kononov of GIRLFLY 2019, 5b) Photo by Lydia Daniller of GIRLFLY 2022
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1068 Bowdoin Street
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