One night, two powerful storytellers.
Giant Steps* presents Javier Morillo's A Resisters Handbook and Dr. Elaine Richardson's PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D, two deeply personal hour long solo shows back to back.
A Resisters Handbook (for holding on to optimism in shitty times)
Javier Morillo used to tell organizers, 'ours is a vocation of optimists.' The hard realities of social justice work, as well as the political atmosphere of the country, have at times challenged that premise. In A Resisters Handbook, he charts the path he followed from being a restless academic who moved to Minnesota to teach at Carleton College to becoming the leader of a union of janitors and service workers. Along the way, he finds new answers to the challenge: can we hold on to optimism in a really shitty world?
PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life
Written by Mary Weems, Performed by Dr. E. Richardson
A theatrical adaptation of her memoir, Dr. E's one woman show takes audiences through crises of an urban Black girl ensnared in teenaged sex trafficking, addiction, and abuse to self-discovery and love.
Tickets: $20 here
Ticket sales end day of show but any extras will be available at the door.
Strike Theater is located in the Thorp Building. We recommend parking in the lot on the west side of the building or on 18th Ave.
*Giant Steps is an organization facilitating conversations to advance artists and entrepreneurs. Our annual conference to provide insights, connections, and inspiration for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives takes place on October 27th, 2017, the day before this event. Both Javier Morillo-Alicea and Dr. Elaine Richardson will be speakers featured at the conference. http://giantstepsmn.com/