UndocuMonologues Unplugged Performance with Jazz Great Robert Johnson at 8pm
- When: June 29, 2019 Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $20 (Plus Applicable Service Fees)
Doors at 7:45pm
Show at 8:00pm
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and Independence Day, Motus Theater presents two unique UndocuMonologues performances!
Join us to listen to jazz great Robert Johnson offering a musical response to powerful stories from the heart by undocumented community leaders on the frontline of U.S. immigration policy. Johnson, who sang with Stan Getz and Stevie Wonder, will be accompanied by the pianist Adam Bodine.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Series Podcast Launch Party: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Let’s come together to celebrate the City of Boulder Immigrant Heritage Month with the launch of Motus Theater Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Podcast where national leaders such as Jorge Ramos, Nicholas Kristof, and Gloria Steinem read the autobiographical monologues of undocumented leaders! Food, drinks; exclusive podcast footage; and music by Robert Johnson. Sponsored by the Human Relations Commission for the City of Boulder.
8 PM - UndocuMonologues Unplugged performance with jazz great Robert Johnson.
Autobiographical stories by Tania Chairez, Laura Peniche, Alejandro Fuentes Mena, Victor Galvan, and Cristian Solano-Córdova. Musical responses by jazz great Robert Johnson and pianist Adam Bodine. (Ticketed event)
The mission of Motus Theater is to create original theater to facilitate dialogue on critical issues of our time. We aim to use the power of art to build alliances across diverse segments of our community.
The UndocuMonologues performances and the Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Series national podcast are part of the Motus Theater UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project. This project interrupts the dehumanizing portrayals of immigrants by encouraging thoughtful engagement on the challenges facing the undocumented community and the assets immigrants bring to our country.
Motus works with undocumented leaders to help them write powerful stories about their lives and then use various media channels to reach a wider audience. Under the umbrella of this project, Motus is producing a live performance series, a podcast series, university collaborations and the Sanctuary Series in order to reach people across the country.
Check out Motus Theater’s brand new website to learn more about the UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project and about Motus Theater: motustheater.org
Robert Johnson is an entertainer who is equally at home in every arena of performance. His voice can be heard on countless national commercials from United Artists Theaters, IBM and Toyota to Greyhound and Kentucky Fried Chicken. And as Mr. Squirrel on the PBS Saturday Morning Series “The Big Green Rabbit.”
Since making his home in Denver, Colorado Robert has been named Best Male Vocalist in the Denver Posts Readers Poll, Best Jazz Vocalist by the Colorado Black Artists Association, was honored as Colorado’s Best Male Singer by the News and Radio Media and Best Male Vocalist by the Colorado Songwriters Association.
Currently, Robert can be heard on his CD releases through his label Jakarta Records Ltd. Those recordings are Richard The Third, Black Prince Road and Home For The Holiday’s. His latest release All Blue takes one back to the days of the cool! With arrangement twists on classics from the Great American Songbook! Done with that smooth baritone as only Robert can!