Meida Teresa McNeal / Honey Pot Performance
Honey Pot Performance is a woman-focused collaborative creative community committed to chronicling and interrogating Afro-diasporic feminist and queer subjectivities amidst the pressures of contemporary global life.
Following in the footsteps of cultural workers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Beryl McBurnie, Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham, Honey Pot Performance forefronts African diasporic performance traditions. We draw upon a central notion found in both performance studies and black feminist discourse: non-Western, everyday popular and/or folk forms of cultural performance are valuable sites of knowledge production and cultural capital for subjectivities that often exist outside of mainstream communities.
Most importantly, Honey Pot Performance enlists modes of creative expressivity to examine the nuances of human relationships including the ways we negotiate identity, belonging and difference in our everyday lives and cultural memberships. Current projects include original evening length and shorter multidisciplinary performance works, community engaged cultural and arts intervention programming, critical writing and performance-focused collaborations in digital humanities and the social sciences.