Kudzu: A Story of Belonging Presented by Mixed Metaphors Productions

Kudzu: A Story of Belonging Presented by Mixed Metaphors Productions

Roam the vault and immerse(sive) yourself in Kudzu. Find your way home through self-guided experiences and paid pop-up performances.

SHOUT! Lounge & CMS Gallery
Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2024

Event Details

SHOUT! Lounge in the Vault

  • Tues-Sat: Self guided experience 10:00AM-5:45PM

  • Thurs-Sat: Pay-to-play pop up performances ($5.00) 6:30PM-9:30PM

  • Sunday: Self guided experience 12:00PM-4:00PM

Special Events

  • March 29: Opening night pay to play $10. Includes a full night of performances and light refreshments.

  • April 6: Ticketed Party pay to play $10. Includes a full night of performances and light refreshments.

Mixed Metaphors Productions, the two-time Best in the Nest award winning artist collective that brought you SwimCap and FixaPlate welcomes you to Kudzu: A Story of Belonging. What we create together during Charlotte Shout is the seed from which our story grows. Roam the vault and immerse(sive) yourself in Kudzu: A Story of Belonging. Find your way home through self-guided experiences and paid pop-up performances.

What does it mean to call Charlotte home? Kudzu: A Story of Belonging explores the intersection of housing justice and home. Travel from loan to home as you listen, speak, and do in this interactive theatrical environment.

In her book belonging, bell hooks asks, “When can we say we truly belong?” Drawing on her theoretical framework Kudzu: A Story of Belonging imagines the future by exploring the nuances of the present housing crisis through the lens of American myth-making. What stories do we tell ourselves about being a Charlottean?

Premiering in its entirety August 2024 we will create new stories of belonging by tracing the myths of our past and asking who has a right to call Charlotte home. Combining devised theatre, installation art, and music, Kudzu: A Story of Belonging: will imagine Charlotte’s future by entwining our current narratives of who belongs in Charlotte to the myths of our ancestors. These stories will unfold in the dappled sun beneath the vines as displaced Charlotteans create new homes in Kudzu: A Story of Belonging.

Be sure to follow @MixedMetaphorsProductions for more info and updates about the full Kudzu: A Story of Belonging production in August 2024. If you are interested in creating with us or volunteering email mixedmetaphorsproductions@gmail.com

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Venue Information

SHOUT! Lounge & CMS Gallery

200 S College St South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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🌟 Happy Easter Sunday at SHOUT! 🐰⁣ ⁣ If you’re gathered together with family and friends & want to get out and enjoy this beautiful day, here’s a list of can’t miss “all-ages” experiences we’ve prepared just for you! ⁣ ⁣ Check out the SHOUT! Zone Map at the link in our bio. 🗺️⁣ ⁣ 🥚 EASTER EGGS ON PARADE ⁣ ⏰ All day long ⁣ 📍 The Green | Zone 5⁣ ⁣ The Easter Bunny has struck again, teaming up with 13 local artists to decorate 13 GIANT eggs. Plus, live performers (buskers) will do free shows from 1 to 5 pm in The Green. 🥚⁣ ⁣ ⛳️ THE QUEEN’S GREENS PUTT PUTT ⁣ ⏰ 10 AM to 6 PM ⁣ 📍 Wells Fargo Plaza | Zone 4⁣ ⁣ Play 9 holes for free amidst local, upcycled art. 🎨⁣ ⁣ 🐥 TWEET STREET ⁣ ⏰ All day long ⁣ 📍 200 S. Tryon Alley | Zone 2⁣ ⁣ Discover the magic of North Carolina native songbirds in this magical alleyway. ✨⁣ ⁣ 🌈 INTERACTIVE ART INSTALLATIONS ⁣ ⏰ All day long ⁣ 📍 E. 7th Street | Zone 1⁣ ⁣ Don’t just look at the art... PLAY with the art! ⁣ ⁣ “A State of Becoming” by Morag Myerscough⁣ “e/Motion” by CREOS⁣ “Birdhouse Forest” by Anuja Jain⁣ “Chair Monster” by David Furman⁣ “Double Vision” by Oliver Lewis⁣ “Optik” by The Urban Conga⁣ ⁣ 🎤  LIVE MUSIC: EASTER PRAISE FEST ⁣ ⏰  3 to 8 PM⁣ 📍  Ally Main Stage | Zone 1⁣ ⁣ Live performances on the Ally Main Stage leading to a finale by Karen Poole! 🎤⁣ ⁣ 🎨  HANDS-ON ART EXPERIENCES ⁣ ⏰  Starting at Noon⁣ 📍 VAPA Center N. Tryon St. | Zone 7⁣ ⁣ Go on an inside art scavenger hunt, paint the community mural, and try interactive flow painting! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🗓️ For a full schedule of all SHOUT! events planned for Easter Sunday, click the link in our bio or visit CharlotteSHOUT.com ⁣ ⁣ #CharlotteSHOUT #CLTShout 🎉

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