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Crossroads Theatre Project

Turning the white male default on its head in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror

Giving you works of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror by writers of African descent that turn the straight, white, and male defaults on their heads.

In the folklore of New Orleans Vodou and the Mississippi Delta, the crossroads are a place where the human world connects with the world of the unseen. You can speak with the dead, meet your departed ancestors, even sell your soul to the Devil. If you come to the crossroads one midnight, there's no telling what you will find.

This act of connecting the seen with the unseen is what makes Crossroads Theatre Project what it is. It connects fantasy, sci-fi, and horror with theatre artists of African descent. It also connects different identities by making stories by and about people of African decent who are also women, LGBT, disabled, and/or poor or working class.

Crossroads Theatre Project takes inspiration from Eshu, one of the most venerated spirits of Yoruba and Vodou. As a guide and protector of travelers and the deity of roads (particularly the crossroads), Eshu is fluid and transgressive, embodying ambiguity and paradox. Crossroads Theatre Project emulates the spirit of Eshu by pushing the boundaries of what's expected from theatre artists of African descent.
Crossroads Theatre Project takes inspiration from Eshu, one of the most venerated spirits of Yoruba and Vodou. As a guide and protector of travelers and the deity of roads (particularly the crossroads), Eshu is fluid and transgressive, embodying ambiguity and paradox. The people and projects that Crossroads Theatre Project works emulate the spirit of Eshu by pushing the boundaries of theatrical form, content, and style.

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