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Abigail Swetz' AN UNCOMMON CORE Comes to The Fresh Fruit Festival

Abigail Swetz' AN UNCOMMON CORE Comes to The Fresh Fruit Festival

The 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival 16th Season at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street presents An UnCommon Core, written and performed by Abigail Swetz, performing July 11 @ 8:30 pm and July 15 @ 1:30 pm and is a New York Premiere.

Meet Abigail Swetz, shepherding her eighth-grade students safely through a heartbreaking year. Racism, police brutality, homophobic violence: all processed and exorcised by the magic and power of her students' in-class poetry. The one-woman show features poems written by the students themselves, this solo show embodies a sensitivity and raw honesty sorely needed in today's world where children - in school or at the border - are in danger.

Fresh Fruit Festival was the creation of two long established LGBT community arts groups:

New Village Productions, established in 1989, had produced ten LGBT short play Festivals including an international short play Festival in conjunction with the Vineyard Theater and Gay Games 1994. New Village Productions was committed to diversity and the celebration of difference, both in selection of material and by inclusion of disabled and minority artists.

All Out Arts' mission fulfillment is constantly evolving. To this end we produce All Out Music (which initiated the Out Music collective of LGBT musicians and Composers) and All Out Youth - our fledgling performance-art program for at-risk LGBT youth. Our OutWords series of events for LGBT writers includes panels, a regular Slam LGBT Poetry contests and Out-Wright, our Developmental Reading Series for playwrights. We maintain a drop-in, stress-free environment for creative people to test new ideas titled Creative Industries Network. Throughout, our motto remains Fighting Prejudice Through The Arts.

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