"The online festival will virtually transport us around the world to see how Honk has manifested across the globe."
"Hong Kong doesn’t only lack animation studios, but more importantly, we’re far behind—homosexual marriages are still illegal."
It’s clear that the Somerville comedian is occupied at a time when many creatives feel stifled.
One of the summer’s soaring sleeper smashes, and should fly with new and old comic heads alike.
“The park should be a place where everyone feels welcome, not a place where Indigenous people are made to feel uncomfortable, erased and demeaned.”
One pandemic event had attendees from Germany, South Africa, and Hawaii: “people were up at like three in the morning to come here, or a version of coming, to hear this author.”
Artists are seeing their worlds close during the pandemic. The exhibits, displays, and sales that provide their income have come to a halt, and artists in and around Boston have found themselves alone and unsupported by the government while struggling to find their footing financially.
While the Afro Flow crew usually attracts around 40-50 attendees at a regular class, after just one week of streaming, they have more than 7,000 views on Facebook alone. Salmon Jones says she's had attendees from as close by as Northeastern, to folks tuning in from Barbados.
DigBoston will announce some of our own virtual events shortly. In the meantime, we encourage artists to use our online calendar to spread the word about their studio and living room livecasts.