Open Scene is the IMC’s youth media project funded by a $50,000 NEA grant to re-imagine downtown Urbana and the IMC. The following are workshops with artists. The public can attend events for free! For details go to Open Scene Urbana on Facebook.
• Andrea Perkins (March 10-12), a Native American writer based in Chicago who will host a workshop on storytelling.
• Mother Nature (March 24-26), made up of T.R.U.T.H. (Tierney Reed), Klevah (Shasta Mathews) and Cii La’Cole, will teach a workshop on the four elements of hip hop centered around social and political issues.
• Hill L. Waters (April 14-16), a Black feminist love praxis project that is a collaboration between Durell M. Callier, Lisa Fay, and Dominique C. Hill. They will lead a workshop for developing short theater pieces.