A message from the creators of Hot Brown Honey:
WELCOME TO THE HIVE
The Arts have the capacity to shift culture.
We live in a culture that needs change urgently.
Not tomorrow. Right Here. Right Now. We stand in the Creative Revolution.
At the forefront we give Love and Respect to the First Nations People of this land.
We give Love and Respect to those who have come before us.
To the Game Changers
Shake em up Women
Queens, Queers and Risk Takers
We are the Change Creators.
THIS IS OUR TIME AND IT’S TIME TO SHINE.
We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry.
Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Bodies.
We will not apologise for who we are.
DIRECTORS NOTES: LISA FA’ALAFI
Hot Brown Honey give our Love and Respect to the Ancestral, Traditional and Sovereign Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations on whose territory we perform.
In an act of Radical Fierce Love, we at Hot Brown Honey lay it on the table. We invite you into our world where we stand centre stage shining brightly for all to see. Too often we are portrayed as the savage, the maid, the victim, the perpetrator, but tonight we defy these labels. We ask you to celebrate with us.
Celebrate all that we are.
Our Truth. Our Courage. Our Complexities. Our Resilience. Join us as we take back our stories and explode the stereotypes that follow us. Together let us laugh at them, dismantle them and re-write them with open arms and middle finger raised.
We welcome you into a world where for a moment, where the paradigm shifts, where we strut as the Latest Models of Our Ancestry, where people cheer and dance, where hearts become open even when confronting truths that are painful.
Even when the lives reflected back may not be a shared experience. You might say well it’s just a 75min show. Maybe it is. Or maybe it’s a moment in time that can be harnessed to create ripples of change.
Some say art has the capacity to make change in the world, to shift culture, so for us this is our call – to dance, to shout, to laugh, to cry, to rise up and transform current conversations.
It will get sticky but we promise, it is totally worth it.
Welcome to the Hive. Welcome to Hot Brown Honey. We are here.