Congo Square Theatre's annual Festival On The Square is a series of multimedia experiences featuring film, music and dance. The experience is a collaborative effort and the brainchild of Artistic Director, Daniel Bryant, and will feature a highly charged presentation of Eisa Davis' Bulrusher, to be directed by Congo Square's own, Taron Patton.
About Festival on the Square:
Conceived in 2010, Festival on the Square is an annual event honoring the original Congo Square and the legacy of the weekend gatherings among people of color in New Orleans. Congo Square was the market place for diverse people of color to commune through music and dance, to enjoy the cultures of their homeland. Congo Square Theater aims to create an annual event that encourages artists and organizations to come together to relish the cultural expression of those times through the arts.
Spring/Summer 2012 culminates the season’s powerful theme: Presence, Power, Perspective: Honoring the Black Woman with the production of Eisa Davis’ Bulrusher, directed by Congo Square Ensemble member, TaRon Patton. Bulrusher, a 2007 finalist for a Pulitzer prize, tells the story of a clairvoyant orphan in the 1950s, whose exposure to the tribulations of the civil rights movement as she embarks upon on a journey of self-discovery, threatens to shatter the foundation of all she knows.
About the Company:
Congo Square Theater Company is an ensemble-based entity that seeks to broaden the scope of the theater-going experience. The ensemble's effort matches education and the performances of productions that push the envelope in the telling of the diverse stories from within the African Diaspora - that ultimately resonate throughout humanity. Congo Square was founded in 1999 by two talented and determined theater artists with a commitment to artistic excellence.
For more on Congo Square Theatre Company – visit http://www.congosquaretheatre.org