A2A ORIGINALS, an ongoing development program for new performance works by Black, Indigenous, and artists of color, women and LGBTQ2+ artists engaging communities in moving from art to action. These are some of our original works available for touring.
In addition to creating new works, we also commission and support the development of new work by artists we believe in, and whose work is aligned with our mission. Here are a few of the projects we have commissioned.
The Seasoned Woman
By Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson & Lubana Al Quntar
A multidisciplinary, multicultural work combining poetry, music, and soaring vocals of reimagined jazz standards through the cultural and musical influences of the collaborating artists—including R&B, hip-hop, opera, and Middle Eastern music.
OFF THE RECORD: Acts of Restorative Justice
By James Scruggs
A theatrical intervention that actually changes lives. Due to the over-policing of BIPOC people in the US, Black people are five times more likely to be convicted of a crime. What would an honest attempt to restore justice look like, one person at a time?