“From the moment she steps on the stage, Jonte lives up to her self-titled billing as “teller of stories” — she is an accomplished story-teller who personally connected with each audience member, inviting us into her world and her very personal experience. Despite her brutal honesty and raw emotion, Jonte expertly walked the line of keeping her story personal without making us feel like intruders. She commanded her emotions flawlessly, making for a very compelling narrative.”
-Julie Janson, DC Metro
Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl): Over the course of 15 years, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods in war-torn Kabul, learn to read and write, and grow together in confidence through the joy of skateboarding.
Life Overtakes Me: Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden who have fled with their families from extreme trauma in their home countries have become afflicted with Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months or even years.
St. Louis Superman: Bruce Franks Jr., a leading Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical to his community.
Walk Run Cha-Cha: Chipaul and Millie Cao reunited in 1980s Los Angeles after being separated by the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they become ballroom dancers to reconnect again and make up for lost time.
Tickets are $20