Angela Counts: Flower Child
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alfond Auditorium
Free tickets available at MFA ticket desks and kiosks
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 12:30 pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 12:30 pm
Medicine Wheel Productions
Free and open to the public
110 K Street – 2nd Floor, South Boston, MA 02127
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7 pm
New York Theatre Workshop commissioned the play “Flower Child” in the late 1990s. Written during boom economic times, it questioned the collapse of the “American dream.” the legacy of the 1960s, and the broken bonds of a multiracial family. In 2012, Angela rediscovered “Flower Child” and attempts in this film to reconstruct the late play and the sources of its inspiration. In spite of her efforts to reconstruct the play, she is drawn into an examination of herself.
Angela Counts is a filmmaker, performing artist, and writer whose dramatic plays have been presented across the country, including LaMama ETC and Theatre for the New City, in New York; Jubilee Theater in Texas; and the Prop Thtr Festival of New Plays in Chicago. Her short films have appeared in several group exhibitions in the greater Boston area, including Open Source at the New England Conservatory of Music. Angela is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry award for her play, “Hedy Understands Anxiety,” which was published by Dramatic Publishing Company. With “Flower Child,” an autobiographical documentary, Angela completes the Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Northeastern University. She holds a B.A. in Communications and M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Southern California.
Image: Angela M. Counts, Flower Child (still), 2013. HD and Digital Video. Performers: Dell Hamilton and Susan Lloyd McGarry.