Dat Fuckshit: A Public Airing of Grievances
February 18, 2019
In Partnership with Spit Dat
MonDAY, February 18 // 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spoiler Alert: Most places are uncomfortable spaces that play host to disheartening dynamics.
From a lack of compassionate language, to not respecting people’s personal boundaries, microaggressions are those searing, lasting jabs that say “you’re not welcome here.”
Bear witness to stories, poems, and songs that illuminate the impact of microaggressions.
About the Performers
DWAYNE LAWSON-BROWN is a DC native poet, playwright, activist, and breakdancer; serving his community as a health educator for nearly 20 years.
His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. In addition to featured readings at every Busboys and Poets location, La-Ti-Do DC, SAGAfest Iceland 2015, Spirits and Lyrics NYC and Manassas, Woolly Mammoth Theater, and the C2EA “We Can End AIDS” march, Dwayne’s short form poetry prowess led him to win the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA).
His website CrochetKingpin.com has become a haven for those seeking reflective articles, geeky tidbits, introspective poetry, and fine crocheted scarves.
MUSE was born and raised in Washington DC with semi-violent block parties, lively gogo bands, 1 am adventures, and a big family. Living with class, culture, and power thick in the city, he began to recognize what it felt like to have and to also be without. Through performance art, Muse worked to prove to himself and to the people that our experiences are all a part of the whole; that we matter. He is rebellious in his passion for individuality and respect. His journey with the stage was aligned with his journey of self acceptance, his experiences with mental and emotional health, and his expression of love. Beginning in elementary school shows and graduation group songs, the work has become theater production, composing an EP and forming experiences with his poetry. Muse picked up everything that allowed him to feel and be felt because he knows how it important it is. Today, he is pushing himself to be louder in his authenticity through his art and his presence.
SAM SINGAL is a non-fiction filmmaker by trade, always on the lookout for stories to be told. As a brown woman, she sometimes takes the time to tell her own. Sam is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at Whitman-Walker’s Youth Services site in Eastern Market. Her favorite part of every day is trading stories with her incredible coworkers and laughing through dat fuckshit.