Spoke From the Soil: When Love is a Thing Called Home 

*Recommended for ages 13 and up*


Show 1: May 14th from 6-8pm, doors open at 5:30pm

Show 2: May 15th from 2-4pm, doors open at 1:30pm

You will select what date/time in the registration page once you click "Register Now!"


Ypsilanti Community High School 
2095 Packard St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Molly Raynor, Staying Power Program Coordinator 

Spoke From the Soil: When Love is a Thing Called Home
A Multigenre Production by Ypsilanti Youth

The youth artists of Staying Power/Staying Home are partnering with Ypsilanti Community High School’s choir to put on a multigenre production of their own making! The group’s original script will address themes of home, belonging, gentrification and housing justice inspired by their lived experiences growing up in Ypsi. Through theater, spoken word poetry, music and movement, these young artists will share their dreams for the future of Ypsi, creating a space for communal joy, healing and transformation. 

About the Program: Staying Power/Staying Home is a youth-driven movement for housing justice and belonging through arts activism. We believe that while naming the problem is essential, it will take radical imagination to create and implement solutions. Who knows what is needed to address gentrification more than those currently impacted by displacement due to rising rent? Through workshops, live performances, publications, and a podcast, Staying Power works to address gentrification and preserve Black and Indigenous history, culture and art in Washtenaw County while Staying Home provides a virtual arts respite for teens constricted by economic, transportation or disability barriers. Staying Power/Staying Home is a program based out of Engage @ EMU. For more information, click here.

A special note on free and discounted tickets:

We are offering free tickets to all students who attend middle and high schools in Ypsi- to secure a free ticket, email us to receive a coupon code and in the message let us know what school you attend. If you are an educator or youth worker who wants to bring a group of youth, we can reserve a block of free tickets for the whole group. We are also offering a group rate for adults ($5/person) who purchase 5+ tickets in bulk. If the cost is a barrier for you to attend, let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can make it! For free and discounted tickets, email stayingpowerypsi@gmail.com and let us know exactly what you need- please put "tickets" in the subject heading.