Zero to Fierce Kicks off Saturday


  • Aireene Espiritu. Courtesy of the artist
For the sixth year in a row, Playhouse Arts presents its womxn’s festival: Zero to Fierce 2022: Listening Out Loud, celebrating creative womxn’s work, from Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, March 13 (free and ticketed events, no one turned away). Some of this year’s highlights include: local Black artists Mona Loki (Mo Harper-Desir) and All'Love (Aundrea Stuckey) presenting an original musical performance that includes hip hop, R&B, original spoken word poetry, emceeing and digital sampling; The Madness, a one-womxn punk rock opera devoted to supporting mental health for the "Doom Generation;” a video showing of Joan
Schirle’s Bird of the Inner Eye, based on the letters of painter Morris Graves; and “An Evening with Aireene Espiritu” sponsored by Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. Once again, there’ll also be the popular Lunchbox Series and dozens of other creative events and performances. Visit for a complete list of the festival’s indoor, outdoor and virtual events. Masks are required except when eating. Must show proof of up-to-date vaccination to attend.

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