OAR Live On Stage produces live theatrical productions written by women of color, facilitating the development of original work for the stage that may have lacked adequate production and/or dramaturgical support before entering the OAR Live On Stage program.  Productions include multi media stage plays, environmental & street theatre, as well as a performance series More »

Generations of GO-GO

For over thirty years, the sound of the DMV has been Go-Go music. No amount of negative press, associations with sex, violence and the street life have been able to squash this musical movement. Now filmmaker K. Dene’ Mitchell has set out to uncover the love affair Washingtonians have with the Go-Go. Generations of Go-Go is More »

WOW Women on Wednesday

Engage. Create. Empower. THE WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS ART AND CULTURE PROJECT 2012: THE NAKED EDITION is co produced by Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, Ocean Ana Rising, Inc., and The Brecht Forum. Each Wednesday in the month of February, from 7pm-11pm, will feature the phenomenal creative expressions of women of the African Diaspora in More »

Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

The Safe Spaces Workshop is designed to provide women survivors of violence with tools of creative expression to help them transform trauma into healing and liberation. Through this workshop, participants are encouraged to express their own sacred, magical selves, using cultural art techniques that can be revisited long after participation in the workshop.  We consider More »