The bull-jean Experience


Pillsbury House + Theatre is proud to introduce The bull-jean Experience, an intimate exploration of Sharon Bridgforth’s beloved bull-jean stories featuring artist and scholar Dr. Omi Oshun Joni L. Jones and visuals by filmmaker Za’Nia Coleman. The bull-jean Experience, presented on October 27, 28 & 30 at 7:00PM, serves as the kick-off to a series of Bridgforth’s work at PH+T and will also include a party celebrating the book release of Bridgforth’s bull-jean & dem/dey back on October 29 at 1:00PM. The series will continue into the 2023 season with the bull-jean stories starring Aimee K. Bryant from January 12 to February 5, 2023, and bull-jean/we wake directed by Daniel Alexander Jones from June 22 to July 2, 2023.

Sharon Bridgforth by David Maziarz, Dr. Omi Oshun Joni L. Jones by Corey Emanuel, and Za’Nia Coleman by Breon Jones.

“Come on in. We invite you to remember and Dream in all directions of time – to Witness and Flow/to be Seen – and held. . . to Open and participate in activating space and Time with us. Welcome. We Love you.” – Sharon Bridgforth

The bull-jean Experience provides an invitation and catalyst to explore the world of bull-dog-jean, Sharon Bridgforth’s beloved woman-loving-woman protagonist of Lambda Literary award winning the bull-jean stories. This collaborative performance highlights the contributions of Dr. Omi Oshun Joni L. Jones, author and Professor Emerita from the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin, and projected visuals by Za‘Nia Coleman, most recently known for her film The Audacious Artist Salon celebrating The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative’s To Sit Awhile sculpture by Alison Saar. Bridgforth’s work traverses bull-jean’s world of the 1920s rural South by heralding the spirit of African-American people and celebrates Black herstory and survival.


The bull-jean Experience
Written by Sharon Bridgforth, performed by Dr. Omi Oshun L. Jones with visuals by Za’Nia Coleman

Directed by Signe V. Harriday

Signe V. Harriday | Producer
Noël Raymond | Producer
Elizabeth MacNally | Production & Stage Manager

SHOWTIMES are October 27, 28, and 30 at 7:00PM.

Pick-your-price tickets are on sale now. Each show will be capped at 70 people. FACIAL MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.


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