The Warp & The Weft

This grant supports discussion guides, lobby exhibit, and audience talk backs for the Asheville Creative Arts performance of The Warp & The Weft. From April 18-28, 2019, Asheville Creative Arts will present 16, 60-minute family-friendly performances of The Warp & The Weft, a world premiere, immersive documentary style theatrical experience that aims to offer a more nuanced view of child labor, and by extension, childhood, in the South.

This multi-media project features large scale projections of Lewis Hine's photos, and interjects into this visual narrative the stories from black and brown children from both historic (including during slavery) and contemporary times (including from contemporary migrant laborers working in agriculture in NC), the piece will also integrate the following in order to create a living portrait of child labor and childhood in the South, through present day oral histories, folktales, primary source materials, and personal narratives.