(Kensington) Streetplay, 2018Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
a celebration of a community written and performed by members of the community. a site-specific, cultural immersion, story-sharing experience, along a mile walk of shifting neighborhood landscapes, sights, smells, and architectures.
Kensington is presently known for its open-air drug crisis and homelessness, and thus the neighborhood is often avoided by numerous Philadelphians — but you cannot avoid a crisis created by avoidance and hope to find solutions. the stories and people of this riverward neighborhood are diverse, complex, beautiful, and essential. the audience members are not merely audience, but also the instigators, the bystanders, the gatekeepers; come ready to empathize, come ready to listen.
Photos by Daniel Kontz.