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SWOPERA (Spoken Word Opera) is the story of a family that re-establishes its roots by building a poetry cafe where a soul-food restaurant once was.

With company collaboration, Parris-Bailey developed dramatic and musical material that deals with family history, homecoming and empowerment.
— Performing Communities, New Village Press, 2006
Earlier Event: March 18
Homegrown Fellows Spring Break Camp
Later Event: September 19
Red Summer