NW New Works 2016 Artist: Shontina Vernon May 31, 2016

by Erin

photo courtesy Shontina Vernon

Writer/performer/musician/playwright Shontina Vernon makes her debut at the NW New Works Festival with a conceptual experience in movement and music exploring the politics of the black female body and the way it occupies literal and poetic space. Her Black Body Politic challenges ideas of what it means for black women to self-define and intentionally take up space in an environment that always seeks to marginalize and make them invisible. 

Shontina Vernon performs in the studio in the second week of the Festival.
Learn more about Shontina Vernon here.