Swan is one of the most ambitious women in Louisiana graffiti today. Born in Houma, she spent most of her years in Lafayette and New Orleans. She chose to write “Swan” as her tag name because she thinks of the Swan as her spirit animal. In addition to being a talented graffiti artist and muralist, Swan works out of her shotgun home studio in the 7th Ward as a scenic and sign painter by day. She is a member of Fat Kids’ crew, claims FYC crew (est. in 2002) and inspired by Top Mob, who were huge influences growing up, along with Jedi, whom she met at a Graffiti/art show at the Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge in 2005. They became friends and have been painting together ever since.
By Eliana Pipes
Inspired by the mural by Swan
Directed by Janet Haley
Sound Design by Matt Coggins
ALESOANDRA: Aris Campbell
MYKAH: Linda Samarah
This summer, Flint Repertory Theatre is partnering with the Flint Public Art Project to present FLINT MURAL PLAYS. Flint Rep has commissioned 25 new micro audio plays from some of the most exciting playwrights in the country, each play corresponding with a different mural located around the city of Flint.
The FLINT MURAL PLAYS will feature new audio plays from Mando Alvarado (Post No Bills), Hunter Bell (Title of Show) & Ebony Vines, Kyle Clark, singer-songwriter “Danielle Ate The Sandwich”, Destiny Dunn, Rebecca Gilman (Spinning Into Butter), Derek Gregor & Selda Sahin (GRIND), Lauren Gunderson (I and You), Harvey, Kenn Hopkins Jr., Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Jenni Lamb, Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, Light in the Piazza), Douglas Lyons (Chicken and Biscuits), Leah Maddrie, Alex Moggridge (The Boatman), Eliana Pipes, Emilio Rodriguez, Nandita Shenoy (Washer/Dryer), Harrison David Rivers (Broadbend, Arkansas), Josh Wilder (Wrong River,) as well as University of Michigan Flint student playwrights Taylor Boes, David Guster, Olivia Maxwell-Cook, Andrea Orpinel and Enrique Vargas.
The 25 short audio plays will be available for audience members to listen to for free on the PixelStix mobile app on their phone or listening device as they visit the murals around Flint from June 5 through August 31 as well as online at FlintRep.org. The project will also feature free outdoor community events all around the city with guided walking/trolley tours and live performances.
JUNE 5 – AUGUST 31 – Flint Mural Plays available to listen to on PixelStix mobile app, listening devices and Flint Rep website.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 12:00pm – Downtown Neighborhood Event (Blackstone’s Alley, Downtown)
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 12:00pm – Carriage Town Neighborhood Event (Flint Hard Cider Company, Carriage Town)
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 12:00pm – North Side Neighborhood Event (MLK Mural, North Side
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 12:00pm – East Side Neighborhood Event (Latinx Center, East Side)