Craig 'muMs' Grant will bring his play Paradox of the Urban Cliche to the Poetic License 2015 festival.
Craig 'muMs' Grant will bring his play Paradox of the Urban Cliché to the Poetic License 2015 festival.
(© Monique Carboni)

Poetic Theater Productions has announced the line-up for its 2015 festival, Poetic License: Subconcious. The series kicks off on February 5 at the Wild Project and runs through February 22.

Mainstage productions include Paradox of the Urban Cliché by Craig 'muMs' Grant (February 5-22) and Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates (February 6-21).

Paradox of the Urban Cliché is directed by Reginald L. Douglas and tells the story of Ceez, a hustler desperate to get off the block, who comes face to face with his dreams, fears, and the power to change his life forever.

Dijla Wal Furat, written by Maurice Decaul and directed by Alex Mallory, tells the story of four Marines, an Agence France reporter, and four Iraqis whose lifes are changed when an errant mortar round kills a child.

The list of special events includes:

Generation Now
February 8 at 3pm
The third annual showcase of youth voices features new poetic work from teens in middle school, high school, and college.

Love Redefined
February 14 at 8pm
Poetic Theater Productions' fifth annual celebration of noncommercial, nontraditional love featuring poetic and theatrical remixes, re-imaginings, and riffs by more than 10 poets and playwrights responding to traditional sonnets and love poems.

Breaking Our Silence
February 20 at 8pm
LGBT poets and musicians including Ty Defoe, Timothy DuWhite, Sentell Harper, Joanna Hoffman, Sam Laroche, Charan P. Morris, and Storm Thomas share experiences of coming out, finding love, breaking the silence and speaking out.

A series of readings will also be held from February 10-19, including the following:
Milk by Jacqueline Jones LaMon
Our Way Back by Ryan F. Johnson
Soldier Love: An Aerial Play by Helen Banner
139 Hours in the Soviet City of Roses by Dwayne Yancey
Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt by Allison Zajac Batell
The History of Pigtails by Aissa Martell

For tickets and more information, click here.