Poetry for the People: The June Jordan Experience

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Join Theater Alliance and IN Series in a world premiere exploration of the narrative voice behind I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky.

A powerful social activist, teacher, essayist, and poet, June Jordan's life and legacy are as relevant today as ever before. In a sizzling show fusing music, quotes, multimedia, and more, audiences will experience her work firsthand — including a special appearance from Jordan's personal and artistic collaborator, Adrienne Torf.

One of the most widely-published and highly-acclaimed writers of her generation, poet, playwright, and essayist June Jordan was known for her fierce commitment to human rights and political activism. A contemporary of Alice Walker and Adrienne Rich, Jordan “spent her life stitching together the personal and political so the seams didn’t show.”

With June Jordan’s own words as the core, Poetry for the People brings together words, music, post-it notes, and the many other media that tell the story of a life well-lived.

March 16 - March 27: 8pm W-Sa, 2pm Sun

Production Information

Show Type
World Premiere or New Work
Approximate Running Time
75 minutes



Creative Team

Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Adapted From
The work of June Jordan
Stage Manager