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Dr. Honor Ford-Smith, veteran Jamaican-Canadian Artist, Activist and Scholar Lectures at The Watah Theatre's Mikey Smith Raw Works Festival.

Session One of The Watah Theatre Professional Development Residencies explores the questions Who Am I? How Am I? What is my purpose? The session culminates in The Mikey Smith Raw Works Festival, named in honour of Jamaica’s brilliant, dynamic, prophetic and political dub poet Michael Smith. Smith, born September 14, 1954 was stoned to death on August 17, 1983 for his humanitarian views and voice.

The Watah Theatre, founded by Canadian Poet of Honor and YWCA Woman of Distinction, d'bi.young anitafrika, excitedly announces the first of a tri-annual festival for the 2015/16 KENTE Season, The Mikey Smith Raw Works Festival. The festival is a culmination of Raw Works from the 1st term at The Watah Theatre.

The week-long festival opens on December 14th 2015 with this month's Lecture Series guest, Honor Ford-Smith. As scholar, theatre worker and poet, Honor Ford-Smith has contributed to the dialogue on the construction of postcolonial nations, where performance operates as an embodied language for decolonization. A co-founder and director of Jamaica's Sistren Theatre Collective and an Associate Professor at York University, Honor Ford-Smith continues to write, mentor and teach at the Community Arts Practice program under the Faculty of Environmental Studies.

The Festival features a Youth Arts Day on Saturday December 19 with storytelling and games for children as well as a Wholistic Health Day on Sunday December 20 with guest health practitioners. The festival closes with a concert on Saturday night December 19, with d'bi. & the 333 playing liberation party music, launching Chimurenga: Watah Theatre Inaugural Season limited edition photo book.

6:00 Doors | 7:00pm Show | 10:00pm End
$15 ADV | $20 DOOR | $75 FESTIVAL PASS
$50 3 DAY PASS

The Watah Theatre & Dancemakers Theatre
9 Trinity Street, #317 & #313
Distillery Historic District

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