Monét Noelle Marshall

When the world is destroyed, someone must remake the world. I think you’d call that art.

-The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

 


Articulating Value in the Arts Symposium
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Articulating Value in the Arts Symposium

Articulating Value in the Arts will be a gathering of artists, administrators and arts advocates that will include inspiring presentations, discussions on Artmaking and Politics, Public Funding, and Tools available to Artists in the Triangle. It will also include a panel discussion on Art and Value from arts leaders and professionals. 

Saba Taj and I will be leading a 1-hour breakout session on "Making Art in Today's Political Reality". It's gonna be real because that's the only way we know how to do it.

$15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists

Tickets can be purchased in advance online

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Escape to Freedom 2017
Sep
15
to Sep 23

Escape to Freedom 2017

How do we escape a history we don't know? The answer is we don't. Join MOJOAA Performing Arts Company at Mordecai Historic Park, one of the largest plantations in Eastern North Carolina, for an interactive and immersive experience.
Grounded in research and WPA slave narratives, Escape to Freedom will take you on a journey into American slavery. 

Performances are September 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 6pm, 7:30pm and 9pm. Performance runs approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased by going to https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Start/Start.asp
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You can also purchase tickets by calling 919-996-4364. 

Wear your walking shoes.

Parental discretion advised; we suggest ages 10+. There will be adjustments made for children in attendance.

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RECLAMATION
Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

RECLAMATION

MOJOAA Performing Arts Company presents RECLAMATION on August 13 at 5pm at Mordecai Historic Park. This piece features short works and monologues by women of color both local and across the nation. Featuring themes such as hair, body image and street harassment, this event is free and open to all.

 

 

"We are particularly interested in reclaiming the physical space, states director Monet Marshall. "As a former plantation, there is trauma associated with this place we want to reclaim this ground as a space of respite and recreation for all." "We want people to come together to remember, reconcile and honor their history," says MOJOAA co-founder Robin Carmon Marshall.

 

This production will also set the stage for MOJOAA's next piece Escape to Freedom, an interactive presentation on slavery. This immersive theatre piece will be returning to Mordecai Historic Park for the second year on September 23 and 24 after 4 sold out performances last year.

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Oakwood Lives!
May
29
to May 31

Oakwood Lives!

I will be out of town this weekend but if you are missing me and want a little Monet in your life, check out "Oakwood Lives!" 

This weekend only watch local actors perform short plays by local playwrights about dearly departed, well known residents of Oakwood cemetery.  Other featured playwrights include Laura Arwood and Robin Carmon Marshall (my mama)

Tickets are $10-20.  See you at the cemetery!

(You can listen to the WUNC interview about it here.)

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Sky Over Milton
Aug
8
to Aug 10

Sky Over Milton

I'm really excited to be part of the world premiere of Sky Over Milton in Milton, North Carolina. I am serving as the Production Assistant to Katie and Lisa of PearlDamour and also assisting with marketing.

I had the opportunity to hang out with them in June at Milton's first annual street art fair and it was so much fun!

M-I-L-T-O-N! What does that spell, Milton!

M-I-L-T-O-N! What does that spell, Milton!

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Undone: An evening-length dance work
Jun
12
to Jun 14

Undone: An evening-length dance work

I have been working with a group of awesome dancers, poets and people under the direction of Nicola Bullock since August and we are ready to share what we've been doing. We are presenting "undone" on June 12-14 in The Dillard Building, an awesome new space in Durham. 

Working on this piece has challenged me in so many ways and I hope that it does the same to all those that see it.

Check out the website, buy tickets and even donate if you are so inclined here. (You'll see a very familiar face :-))

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Love's Infrastructure
Jan
24
to Jan 27

Love's Infrastructure

  • PSI Theatre- Durham Arts Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am assistant directing an... event. "It is a marriage of concert, puppet show, music video, and live film," as director Torry Bend would say.Come check it at the Durham Arts Council. It's sure to be something! Get more information and buy tickets here.

Check out the trailer!

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Cover Photo by Chris Charles

Background image by Flickr user SlimJim