Performing the roles of shamanistic time-travelers chronicling the hidden history of a nation that seduces its citizenry to embrace forgetting, José Torres-Tama & ArteFuturo Productions’ ensemble of Black and Brown performance poets revisit laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act (1793) to Operation Wetback (1954) to Zero Tolerance Policy (2018).
They expose a U.S. narrative of official legislation strategically written to "dispossess people of color" from their inalienable constitutional rights and criminalize their liberated bodies in the United States of Amnesia, a "freedom-loving" nation that seduces its citizenry to forget the white supremacist foundation of a capitalist empire built on near extermination of Indigenous People and enslavement of Africans.
All Fall 2021 US OF AMNESIA Performances have been suspended because of Hurricane Ida challenges.
We are planning for shows in spring of 2022. More info to come soon!