Keno Evol As an Artist, Performer, Poet, Educator, Spoken word artist, dancer, and director Antoine “Keno Evol” Duke is indeed a man of many hats. As a 20-year-old Performer and teaching artist he has received grants and has competed nationally as a spoken word artist. Keno works for Pillsbury House Theater as a resident teaching artist, He chooses Social Justice Education through theater, and art because he believes that art cannot only teach creative, and powerful practices, but also because it can educate us on how to become better human beings. He has attended conferences and performed in Los Angels, San Francisco, Detroit, Washington DC, Arkansas and Minnesota. And New York. He has gone on too teach spoken word in schools (Washburn, Brooklyn Center High, MNIC High, PYC, and Paladin Academy)
This presentation will be a hands on spoken word theater workshop centered on youth having acceptability to art in community and education. This may be a two part session: the first part will focus on building safe space, community, and getting to know one another; the second will be diving into the issue of the accessibility of art to youth in the present day using social justice theater activities, exercises, and writing prompts.