The Ancestors Project
an evolving community arts initiative
The Ancestors Project is an evolving community art making and performance project based on stories of ancestors who have inspired and guided us. This initiative is being led by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company through a series of community workshops, and the development of a community-based performance framework. Between January and August of 2023, LFL will collaborate with 8 different Community Partners throughout the Commonwealth, leading participants in activities exploring stories of their personal ancestors and transforming these stories into pieces of visual and performance art that are shared with fellow participants.
LFL defines “ancestor” as anyone who has come before you who has informed in some way the person that you are.
The Ancestors Project is fully supported by the Kentucky Foundation for Women and Louisville Metro External Agency Fund and each workshop is completely free for participants and Community Partners. LFL has received additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for a public performance in 2024. Participants and/or their stories may be featured in this performance.
Kentucky Foundation for Women
Highview Arts Center
Adelante Hispanic Achievers
Community Partners will participate in one 3-hour workshop designed for 10 to 25 participants. Each participant will be asked to bring with them a photograph* and story of an ancestor that is important to them. LFL facilitators will lead participants in theatre, visual art, and writing activities to bring to life their ancestors’ stories. No prior arts experience is needed for participation.
Contact Looking for Lilith Theatre Company at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.