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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

KST Presents

March 12, 2p :: Doors open at 1p
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map

Presented as Part of SUNSTAR Festival 2016

Directed by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater

“Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature’s forest. When she writes, she roars.” So said Maya Angelou about her friend and fellow poet. The prodigious Sanchez has been on the front lines of art and activism for 60 years–teaching, writing, performing, protesting. She was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement, Black Studies, spoken word and Hip-Hop. But, her commitment to art and justice has come at a cost, and this intimate portrait captures the breadth of Sanchez’s rich and often unsettled life.

BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is a performance-packed film, featuring interviews and appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Ursula Rucker, Ruby Dee, Haki Madhubuti, Imani Uzuri, Bryonn Bain, Jessica Care Moore, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and more!

Followed by a community conversation hosted by Tameka Cage Conley.



Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.


Presented as Part of SUNSTAR Festival 2016. Sunstar hosts performances, talks, workshops, parties, a film screening and more—serving as a visionary convening that celebrates the creative contributions of women in the arts, entrepreneurship and community.

Passes and events are all “Pay What Makes You Happy!”