Jessica Hale & Matthew Cumbie

Growing Our Own Gardens: Out and Back Again

Growing Our Own Gardens has evolved into an iterative process that partners with LGBTQ+ artists and organizations to use performance and engagement as a platform to reflect on and reimagine LGBTQ+ life in our country.

Weaving together dance, music, projection, storytelling, and community engagement, we explore notions of queerness, place, memory, and the role making plays in home-making. In specific, we ask: where in my body, and in my community, do I feel at home? What are the places and spaces that helped me feel connected? And when have I had to carve that space out for myself and others?

The Platform
Spring 2023