Shelley Washington 'Workers Dreadnought'

On December 13th 2019, Season 5 Artists-in-Residence Kinds of Kings presented Shelley Washington’s raucous electric guitar quartet The Workers’ Dreadnought, performed by Brooklyn-based group Real Loud. Taking inspiration from the left-wing newspaper of the same name, the piece explores the continual, backbreaking crusade for intersectional equality across the globe.

Performed by:

Evan Runyon

James Moore

Brendon Randall-Myers

Taylor Levine

Visuals by Xuan

Directed by Benita de Wit


From Shelly Washington:


THE WORKERS' DREADNOUGHT

Ironclad

From each angle

Impenetrable- as if the

bolts

of fabric clothing their frames,

a cotton iron, steel-

which formed the mightiest wall of both

Blossoming and full figures

was able to push forward

fueled by the steam of their desire and

the embers of their hate;

The Workers,

plowing forward in one movement

the waves in their wake

throttling the persistent trials of time,

knew the war they waged-

with white wears woven

signaling a faux peace, yet shrouding truth-

For their resolve was patient-

A lifetime battle for a millennium war.

“Hell hath no fury” like the women scorned.


Artists are being hit incredibly hard in these trying times. Please consider supporting the artists directly:

https://www.shelleywashington.com/


More than ever, our city needs a home that welcomes and celebrates music in all its forms and vibrancy. Match for Music: Double Your Donation to National Sawdust today to strengthen our resiliency and keep our doors open to support artists’ livelihoods, digitally and in the future. Every dollar you contribute will be matched 1:1 by our Board Chair Kevin Dolan and President Jill Steinberg up to $300,000. Thank you for anything you can do to help National Sawdust continue to connect us all through the gift of music. Donate here.

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On December 13th 2019, Season 5 Artists-in-Residence Kinds of Kings presented Shelley Washington’s raucous electric guitar quartet The Workers’ Dreadnought, performed by Brooklyn-based group Real Loud. Taking inspiration from the left-wing newspaper of the same name, the piece explores the continual, backbreaking crusade for intersectional equality across the globe.

Performed by:

Evan Runyon

James Moore

Brendon Randall-Myers

Taylor Levine

Visuals by Xuan

Directed by Benita de Wit


From Shelly Washington:

THE WORKERS' DREADNOUGHT


Ironclad

From each angle

Impenetrable- as if the

bolts

of fabric clothing their frames,

a cotton iron, steel-

which formed the mightiest wall of both

Blossoming and full figures

was able to push forward

fueled by the steam of their desire and

the embers of their hate;

The Workers,

plowing forward in one movement

the waves in their wake

throttling the persistent trials of time,

knew the war they waged-

with white wears woven

signaling a faux peace, yet shrouding truth-

For their resolve was patient-

A lifetime battle for a millennium war.

“Hell hath no fury” like the women scorned.


Artists are being hit incredibly hard in these trying times. Please consider supporting the artists directly:

https://www.shelleywashington.com/


More than ever, our city needs a home that welcomes and celebrates music in all its forms and vibrancy. Match for Music: Double Your Donation to National Sawdust today to strengthen our resiliency and keep our doors open to support artists’ livelihoods, digitally and in the future. Every dollar you contribute will be matched 1:1 by our Board Chair Kevin Dolan and President Jill Steinberg up to $300,000. Thank you for anything you can do to help National Sawdust continue to connect us all through the gift of music. Donate here.

Jun 10

Shelley Washington 'Workers Dreadnought'