IN LIEU OF FLWRZ
In Lieu of FLWRZ is a site-ubiquitous performance piece that highlights theatre, dance and the music of local San Diego-based R&B, Soul and Hip Hop music artists.
In Lieu of FLWRZ is a site-ubiquitous performance piece that highlights theatre, dance and the music of local San Diego-based R&B, Soul and Hip Hop music artists. The piece is the story/visual mixtape of the death of a queer couple’s relationship due to an act of infidelity by one of the partners, told through dance and narrated by the original music of local musicians, performed live by the music artists.
Since 2007, Hip Hop artist Miki Vale has curated spaces for queer Black womxn in San Diego, with collaboration from producing partner DJ Niomiesoulfly, videographer Eb of Course, and more. These events were known across Southern California as Soulkiss Theater, a magical event series unlike anything else for Black womxn who love womxn in the region. Since entering the world of theatre, and becoming a commissioned playwright, teaching artist and more for The Old Globe, Vale is now an integral contributor to the San Diego theatre scene. To create more pathways to platforms for Black womxn’s voices and stories, and to cultivate more spaces for community, celebration and healing, Vale founded SoulKiss Theater in July 2020. SoulKiss Theater offers arts education aimed at empowering queer Black womxn to channel their collective voice and share their experiences through meaningful storytelling, as well as career development in the arts.
Outdoor seating and shade not guaranteed. Personal chairs and blankets encouraged.
Free events are open entry.