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Beyond the Grave: Spoken Word Performances

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Sunday, April 25, 2021,
4pm - 5pm

Evergreen Cemetery
261 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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$20 General Admission | $12 MAH Members

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Join the MAH's new series of multidisciplinary performances at Evergreen Cemetery as artists connect Santa Cruz County's past with the present moment.

Artists and performers introduce new, site-specific work for this series of intimate performances. Inspired by the stories and landscape of the historic Evergreen Cemetery, dancers, spoken word artists, and musicians reimagine the space with new commissions.

April 24th - 25th | Spoken Word Performances

In the second weekend of Beyond the Grave, poets and spoken word artists Jamey Williams (Jamey the Poet), Bene’t Benton, and Jasmine Schlaftke (Queen Jasmeen) will present newly commissioned work inspired by historic Evergreen Cemetery and the people buried there. Each artist will perform two new pieces, and share the inspiration for their work. From unmarked tombstones to present racial injustices, this powerful event will inspire and connect us to the people – past and present – of Santa Cruz County.

Performing Artists

Support for the MAH's performing arts programming is provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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Jamey Williams

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Spoken Word Artist

Bene’t Benton

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Queen Jasmeen

Jasmine Schlaftke

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Stay tuned for updates as the artists continue to craft their performances.

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Seating is limited – this event series is limited to 30 guests per performance.
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Event FAQ

Early Bird Pricing is on sale now until Sunday, April 11th at 12am – $18 for general admission and $10 MAH Members.

Then, beginning Monday, April 12th tickets will increase to $20 General Admission and $12 MAH Members.

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Yes, to maintain social distancing we will have seats grouped together by party. If you hope to sit near friends or family, we recommend purchasing your tickets under one name through one transaction. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations if you reach out to Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil -jamie@santacruzmah.org prior to the event. Get in touch early to reserve your seating arrangement.

For questions, concerns, or requests regarding a disability-related accommodation please contact Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil -jamie@santacruzmah.org.

Let's continue to care for another as we enjoy this outdoor event. We will have hand sanitizer readily available, a no-contact check-in process, and masks will be required on-site.

To maintain social distancing during the event seats will be grouped by your Eventbrite reservation and spaced 6ft apart from other groups.

No, but there is a public restroom about a 5 minute walk from the event at Harvey West Park.

No, in the case of rain we will reschedule the event for May 22nd & 23rd. You will be contacted prior to the event if a weather delay occurs.