Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision

1 House. 21 Rooms. 5 Days. 10 Live Performances:

A House of Healing, Resilience & Belonging

Celebrating the Lives of Women of Color in America.

AUGUST 13-17 2021

2 performance blocks daily: afternoon 2pm & evening 6pm

**With a special BIPOC-only opening performance on Friday the 13th at 2pm 

The Whitney Center for the Arts

42 Wendell Ave Pittsfield Massachusetts

Tickets by donation sliding scale $1-50 available at:

After 3 years of gestation, Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision is set to bloom in the Berkshires this August 13-17. This once-in-lifetime performance art event merges the concept of ritual healing with multimedia art installation and performance to celebrate the lives and rites of passage experiences of all women. This new reimagining of the project first created in 2013 in Pittsfield, centers the work of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and immigrant Women of Color) artists – offering fertile ground for their stories to be told and archived. Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision is a vital co-creation with dozens of Women of Color artists, healers, activists and visionaries from around the US, bringing together multiple lineages, histories, and reclamations of ancestral resilience and power along with diverse freedom movements from Black Lives Matter, immigration justice, #metoo, reproductive and LGBTQ rights– all under one roof.

“After a year of unprecedented challenge on every (un)imaginable level, Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision emerges as a space for healing, re-membering and reconnection in real space & time. We call it 20/20 Vision because it’s a collective experiment in cultivating clear sight. How did we get to this moment and where do we go from here — as a nation, as a people?” Rites of Passage: 20/20 Vision is BIPOC women speaking to other BIPOC about our own life experiences and our ancestor’s legacies. This is art by the people, for the people.” 

– Pooja Prema, Rites of Passage Founder & Artistic Director.

Discover more about the project at: ritesofpassageproject.org

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