The West End Poetry Opera

  • An unflinching, authentic performance that is at times uncomfortable because of its candor.
  • A work of profound hope.
  • A cool wet seed pivoting in hot scorched earth.
  • A bold and refreshing critique of reformist approaches to sustainability and social change.
  • And, ultimately, an honest work of art illuminating a call to integrate social and economic justice into urban planning policy.

As a social sculptor, nearly all of my work today is collaborative by nature and definition. The West End Poetry Opera is the first main stage production by the artist collective which I had a lead role in creating, Roots & Wings, with my co-Director Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye and 10 other friends and talented artists from Louisville's spoken word scene.