Boston’s Castle of Our Skins founder on exploring social justice and Black queer sexuality through music

Posted on: June 4, 2019

“Anthony R. Green is a composer, performer, and social justice advocate splitting his time between the U.S. and the Netherlands,” writes Amanda Cook in Thursday’s (5/30) icareifyoulisten. “With violist Ashleigh Gordon, he is the co-founder of Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based presenting organization dedicated to promoting Black artistry through music. With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Green has two upcoming commissions that explore some of the most prominent figures of this movement. On June 13th in Denver, Playground Ensemble will give the world premiere of Shot Glass (Saint Marsha – Pay It No Mind), a portrait of Marsha P. Johnson with text by Elizabeth Baker. In October 2019, the London Song Festival will feature Green’s work about the drag queens of Stonewall, including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.” Included is an interview with Green about his upcoming performances, celebrating Black queer sexuality, and artistic activism; Castle of Our Skins is in the midst of a project called I AM A MAN 2019 in Boston’s Hibernian Hall from June 2 to 8.

Posted June 4, 2019