by The Living Theatre and

the People of Art Klub, New Orleans 

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 2016

THE OPPRESSION OF THE BODY

IS TEMPORARY, REMEMBER?

Everything must change

the young become the old

oh it hurts but wisdom creeps in

by The Living Theatre

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 20166

“only the people can do what is needed. only the people

can free the people.” I & Though

it still saddens my heart we do not even know

what liberation looks like, or feels like. Don’t we deserve

to experience this?

Who do we know who has come closest to

liberation?

Liberation is like a cloud, shifting shapes, appearing +

reappearing in various forms only to float away so it

can find another form to return in.

by The Living Theatre and

the People of Super Happy Fun Land, Texas

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 20166

All In Together

Blood on stone

Blood on asphalt

Blood on dirt, grass

Shards of broken glass

Children in the meat grinder of

Poverty and greed

Death from above

Death from the cross fire

Two shores, Three, Four, more!

The Blood pours out the same

shame

WAR WITHOUT END

WAR NO MORE

I HATE WAR

I WAS BORN IN WW2

I REMEMBER BOMBS FALLING

I HATE WAR

THERE IS NO NEED FOR WAR

IT’S THE WARS OF THE RICH

¡Patria Libre o Morir!

by The Living Theatre and

the People of Birmingham Festival Theatre, Alabama 

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 2016

LIBERATION IS ENEVITABLE, OFTEN WE HAVE TO WAIR

FOR DEATH BEFORE IT IS REALISED, BUT LIBERATION

? ... soil! - DEFINITLEY

LIBER MEANS LOVE. LIBERTY

IS LOVE. I LOVE LIBERTY

LIBERATE LOVE. LOVE AND

LIBERTY ARE STRONGER THAN

DEATH. DEATH IS A TYPE OF

LIBERATION, BUT LIBERY

IS STRONGER THAN DEATH

by The Living Theatre

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 20166

Name? Nombre?

What’s the purpose of your trip?

Endonde viven tu familia?

move across, love across, touch across

what is transcended is imaginary, yet so real

the pit of never knowing if my grandmother had

aunts and the pit of the aunts I know and

cannot touch.

by The Living Theatre and

the People of Malcolm X Park, Washington DC 

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 2016

Liberation to me is dancing

with strangers.

Liberation to Me is complete

release within Music.

Liberation to Me is people.

What is Liberation?

f-r- to the e-y-e can see

as far from me

to there and back

The realization that all you are,

all you were & all you’ll ever be

is intricately connected to the

universality of all things.

Liberation free to harbour, aid and

abet all external and internal

Health?

by The Living Theatre and

the People of Antebellum Gallery 

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 20166

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TAKE MORE

THAN WE NEED? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

WE CANT GO HOME?

Change, come out of our comfort

zone, new beginnings.

MY BODY OWNS ITSELF, IT IS NOT YOURS OR MINE

THOUGH I, THE SELF, CONDUCT IT, THROUGH SPACE & TIME

by Michael McClure​

JUDITH, YOU WROTE,

"I COULD WALK OUT INTO THE WORLD

LIKE GAUTAMA

AND ENCOUNTER DEATH, DISEASE & OLD AGE,

AND DECIDE TO SAVE THE WORLD,"

and you saved it. Standing naked on the stage with arms

stretched like a star you shouted out your conquered fear and

bravery: "Poetry is politics." You created an antipolitics

verifying the Shelleys,

so much like you and Julian

with your white-shouldered trembling soul.

151 1st Avenue, #136

New York, NY 10003

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