UPDATE: Due to Connecticut’s reopening rollback to Phase 2.1, A Little Bit of Death can no longer be held as an outdoor in person event. We looked forward to the closeness and the opportunity to share personal stories with our community, and we are now eager to share these affecting experiences with more of you as A Little Bit of Death transforms to a streaming film. Given how distinctive the in person experience is, we have determined that the filmed offering cannot be sold equivalently. And so, those of you that purchased a ticket for the Edgerton Park event are now encouraged to contact the box office for a refund (or to allow your ticket to serve as a donation to our theatre).

The film will premiere on December 9 at 6:00 PM EST and will be available to stream for 72 hours.

DECEMBER 9–11

What is A Little Bit of Death? 

A Little Bit of Death is a production that grapples with theatre’s oldest theme.

A Little Bit of Death is a fearless exploration of the most pressing issues of our moment, including the loss of Black lives and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Little Bit of Death is a cinematic experience filmed on our Claire Tow stage.

Ebonie “TheLifestyleDoula” Goulbourne

Ebonie (she/her) weaves together concepts like self worth, confidence, and boundaries with simple techniques like yoga and meditation to help others thrive. She has worked with HelloFresh, MARS company, Trudi Lebron Impact Coaching, The Zulynette, The Vision, or La Sala Femme.

Masem Enyong

Masem (she/her) is based out of Hartford, CT, is originally from Cameroon West Africa, and immigrated to the United States when she was sixteen years old. Masem has spent most of her adult life sharing her rich culture with students of all ages throughout the state of Connecticut through dance and storytelling. Her love for people moved her to start sharing her culture with everyone through  food and cooking. Masem prepares and cooks a vast array of food and curates content as a founding member of both Wasomi Experience and Afreats Inc.  

Andrew Dean Wright

Andrew (he/him) is a poet, digital artist, and photographer based in the Hartford, CT area. Having taken to poetry from an early age, Andrew’s pieces range from simple exercises in device to pieces penned with the intent to serve as catalysts for discussion and praxis —with a large focus on freeing ourselves from the things that prevent us from expressing ourselves fully—whether its oppressive institutions or one’s own inhibition.

Jas LaFond

Jas (they/them) is a mental health worker, drag performer, co-host and co-writer of the Witcheverpath podcast, blogger, event organizer, and activist. Helping to advocate and create spaces for marginalized communities is their passion and purpose, and they have dedicated their life to redefining ideas on mental health and what it is to be Queer and what it is to be a person of color. Drag has given them another platform that centers the historically oppressed; through “Onyx’ Jas brings awareness around race, gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy as it pertains to QPOC, women, and femmes. Currently Jas is working to create safe, uplifting spaces for the Queer folx and people of color in New Hampshire.

Diana Aldrete

Diana (she/her) is a Visiting Professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College. She earned her PhD in Hispanic Literatures from the University at Albany, SUNY where she focused on literary representations concerning feminicides in Mexico. She is also an abstract painter, writer, and musician. Her visual art and writing often infuses literary and musical references. Nomadic at heart, she was born in Milwaukee, WI, moving to Guadalajara Mexico at a very early age, moved back to the Midwest to start middle school, and later to the East Coast for graduate school.

Zulynette

Zulynette (she/her), a Chicago native who was raised in Hartford, CT, is a multi-hyphenate queer, Puerto Rican, womanist, Social Worker who uses art and poetry as her transformation tools. Year-round Zulynette is facilitating workshops, creating spells also known as paintings, performing poetry, and producing storytelling events such as her annual show, A Little Bit of Death. Recognized as the first Hartford Iron Poet champion and a 100 Women of Color honoree, she has centered her work around the themes of activism, healing, and a reclamation of our narratives.