Renee Prince

Tight Prose & Slack Lines: AntiViral Poetry #6

May 22, 2020

Today's episode features an original song by Callum Jenkins, Renee Prince reading a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, an original poem by Kyle McHale, and a re-broadcast of a stirring poem read by Uche Ogbuji at last year's Mountain Fair.


The Women's Voices Project Reflects on Lockdown with 'The Collective Pause'

May 12, 2020
VOICES

Before COVID-19, local arts organization VOICES was working towards its second annual Women's Voices Theater project. 8 local women taking the stage with work they created. This is important because women's work is produced 1/5th as often as men's on stage.  Unfortunately VOICES had to postpone the event to Mother's Day, 2021. But they wouldn't let the pandemic have the final say! To provide an outlet for these performers, they produced a special podcast titled "The Collective Pause" that aired on Mother's Day. It features work from Suzie Brady, Vanessa Porras, Renee Prince, Natalie Spears, Marcia Weese and MinTze Wu. All reflecting on their experience with lockdown. Some more serious pieces, some humor - all heart.

As a way to celebrate April's Poetry Month, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program recognizes poets, both locally and artists celebrated worldwide.  Listen to students, teachers and community members share a poem in which they have written or a piece that is near and dear to their heart.

Vanessa Porras

Local nonprofit VOICES premiers The Women's Voices Project this weekend. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh met with Executive Director Renee Prince and performer Gabriella Alvarez-Espinoza about the concept. The Women’s Voices Project performs on May 10, 11 and 12 at the Thunder River Theatre at 7pm.