La Carpa Theatre
La Carpa Theatre is a project that consists of a “devised theatre” and visual art collaboration piece telling the stories of a group of children from the Latinx community of Detroit. The project is inspired by Las Carpas, a form of theater from Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. They travel around the city with a series of bilingual pop-up performances that included a unique portable scenery created by the children and guided by muralist Elton Monroy Duran. The play was developed in collaboration with the children and directed by Karilu Alarcon Forshee.
Miranda Kyle is a figurative artist born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Her art touches on her experiences as an African American woman as well as themes like family, colorism, racism, and those alike. Miranda attended the College for Creative Studies and received her BFA in Illustration.
KESSWA is a Detroit-based interdisciplinary artist who expresses herself through singing and songwriting, exploring themes of grief, transcendence, and surreality. As a first-generation American Nigerian, KESSWA finds inspiration for her music through her culture and through her upbringing in Detroit. KESSWA was named a 2022 Kresge art in Detroit Fellow.