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A BLACK, QUEER WOMAN EVOLVES IN REAL TIME
Creator & Performer: Champagne Hughes
Director: Leigh Rondon-Davis
Dramaturg: Jeunée Simon
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 2pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
85 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, California 94105
FREE FOR LHT PATRONS!
May 1 - 5, 2024
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
(NO MORE) adjustments invites audiences to witness a Black, queer, neurodivergent woman’s journey of self-discovery. Creator & performer Champagne Hughes pairs therapeutic techniques with real-life experiences to tell stories of navigating both artistic and academic spaces. In the performance, she will combine immersive and interactive tools such as call-and-response with the audience and ceremonies for childhood experiences as well as song and dance to expel trauma from the body.
Hughes’s work will be supported through Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s New Black Voices Mentorship Program. The program provides developmental and production opportunities for emerging playwrights to receive support and mentorship while creating socially impactful pieces relevant to their communities—from initial inspiration to completed script.
Tickets on Sale March 6, 2024
“One of the most profound aspects of my work in the arts is its ability to facilitate healing,” says Hughes. “It’s incredibly rewarding to know that my work can create an environment where individuals can connect with their own emotions, experiences, and, ultimately, find solace and healing through the shared journey of storytelling.”
- Champagne Hughes
CHAMPAGNE HUGHES (she/her) is the Director of Taboo Communications and Experience in the Bay Area. Known for her contributions to the Arts as an administrator, actor, and producer, she has collaborated with prestigious theater houses such as the American Conservatory Theater, Beach Blanket Babylon, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and The Flight Deck. Hughes produced several dinner shows and worked with The Los Angeles NAACP Theater Awards Festival as an Operations Manager. She's played dynamic roles in productions like The Human Ounce (Central Works Theater), Othello, Macbeth (African American Shakespeare Company), Clybourne Park (Altarena Theater), Down Here Below, Romeo and Juliet (Oakland Theatre Project).
Hughes graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) with a Counseling Psychology Masters degree, emphasizing in Drama and Sex Therapy. Her mission is to transform societal attitudes toward human sexuality, establish best practices for role closure and repair, name oppressive systems that hinder healing, and provide emotional support through a pleasure-centered, intersectional lens. After graduation, she plans to develop a private practice under one of her three nonprofits, Loverse Lane, Inc. Her goal is to provide therapeutic services for a diverse range of individuals. Hughes also aims to partner with theater companies to offer emotional support programs for local artists and live performances. Currently, she's working on an original performance piece that explores life issues faced by black men, with hopes of securing funding for this endeavor to provide more support groups for this community. In addition to her theater and psychology pursuits, Hughes serves as a Behavioral Health Clinician, offering specialized mental health and crisis prevention services in San Francisco County, including support for homeless shelters in the Tenderloin area. For inquiries and more information, please contact: email@example.com.