OUT OF LINE: "Shasta Geaux Pop," by Ayesha Jordan and Charlotte Brathwaite

Date & Time
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location

    On the High Line at 14th St.

    If Millie Jackson, Roxanne Shante, OutKast and Monty Python had a baby in the year 3030 you'd get SHASTA GEAUX POP!

    Shasta is celebrity. Shasta is the future and it's time for her to take the party to new heights. This world-renowned icon is going to bring you a whole different kind of extravaganza. Completely uncensored and outrageously fabulous, come fall in line with Shasta and her rhymes while she tackles naughty topics and pays sonic homage to the classic era of Hip-Hop….old railroad tracks included.

    Now in its third year, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.

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    Accessibility
    We encourage all persons with disabilities to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at a program, please contact programs@thehighline.org or 646.774.2482. Program venues are accessible via wheelchair accessibility points, and ASL interpretation can be arranged two weeks in advance.


    UPCOMING OUT OF LINE DATES

    • August 16 "Open Encounter" by Brendan Fernandes

    ABOUT SHASTA GEAUX POP:

    Written and Performed by Ayesha Jordan
    Co-created and Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
    Musical Direction, Composition: Justin Hicks
    Additional Music Production/DJ'ing: DJ Avg Jo
    Lighting: Tuçe Yasak
    Costumes: Abigail DeVille
    Video: Kent Barrett
    Sound Engineer: Andrya Ambrose

    Director Charlotte Brathwaite and writer/performer Ayesha Jordan's first creative endeavor was a performance project Charlotte created and performed in while studying at the Amsterdam School for the Arts in 2001. Fast forward to present day New York City, and the stars aligned for Charlotte and Ayesha to meet again and finally continue collaborating. The collective of artists creating this production have been making art together for several years producing innovative theater, music events and installations in New York City and beyond.

    SHASTA GEAUX POP was originally presented at Under The Radar Incoming series 2016/17 and developed and presented with support from The Bushwick Starr 2016/17. This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.


    SUPPORT
    High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.