The Bag Lady Manifesta


In a world that treats Black life as if it’s disposable, The Bag Lady is an urgent reckoning and revelation.

Don’t miss the national tour launch of The Bag Lady Manifesta. In this multimedia performance ritual, artist/activist Taja Lindley adorns her Black, queer, female body with trash bags to traverse the dumping grounds and shadow side(s) of herself, the audience, and the United States.

Then the Bag Lady will invite you into a participatory ritual, where audiences are invited to (re)consider what to let go of, and what to remember–individually and collectively.


FRI & SAT, MAY 18-19, 2018 // 7:30pm

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute // Seattle, WA
$20 General Admission / $15 Students / $5 TeenTix at door




The Bag Lady is the accumulation of discarded lives and abandoned histories reeking havoc on the amnesia, the forgetting, the erasure, and the silencing. Remembering is the responsibility of the living. Are you doing your work? Because an unacknowledged history produces ghosts.

Say It Loud: Simply Me

“Say It Loud: Simply Me” is the story of Felicia V. Loud’s love for music and finding her voice, at a time when children were to be seen and not heard.

Felicia explores her journey growing up as an only child in a single parent home in the 70s. From the North End to the Central District, Seattle was where her mother chose to raise her. Where they had to grow into knowing one another.

Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski, “Say It Loud” is a solo, powerhouse performance marking Felicia’s return to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—the first place she stood onstage to perform.

MARCH 23 & 24, 2018 /// Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


$20 General Admission / $15 Students / $5 Tickets