The Love Drive
The Love Drive is an initiative being led locally by Woolly Mammoth and LiL SoSo Productions, inspired by Woolly’s presentation of The Movement Theatre Company's Production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN, a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people.
The idea is simple: The Love Drive invites people from all walks of life to write a love letter to Black people living in this anti-Black society. The collected love letters will become part of the set for WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN, which will “move” throughout DC, beginning with venues operating at the intersection of black social and cultural life, before landing at Woolly Mammoth. The letters will then travel with the piece as it tours to Boston and New York, where The Love Drive will continue. We are also creating an archive of the campaign so that following the tour, the love lives on!
A little love goes a long way, and we hope that you will consider writing a letter to join this collective effort to bring healing through the arts.
For more information on the campaign organizers please see below.
About LiL SoSo Productions
LiL SoSo Productions is a boutique company that deals in what founder Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi refers to as "cultural architecture." She and her team create a range of experiences, produce digital media, and work with creatives and arts organizations to highlight Black excellence in the form of culture.
CAMPAIGN PARTNERS with COLLECTION STATIONS
- Busboys and Poets (all locations)
- Brown Beauty Co-Op
- Eaton DC
- Nubian Hueman
- Phillips @ THEARC
- Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
- Prince George’s Community College
- Solid State Books
CAMPAIGN PARTNERS WHO HELD COLLECTION EVENTS
- Anacostia High School
- Ballou High School
- Baltimore Center Stage
- Cultural DC
- DC International School
- Duke Ellington School of the Arts
- George Washington University
- Howard University
- Howard Players
- Kipp DC College Prep
- Kreativity Troupe at UMD
- Nonprofit people who love Eaton
- Spit Dat
- Shakespeare Theatre Company