• Brooklyn artist, Britani, Shares Her Thoughts on 2016 Initiative

    Imma really miss everyone. My Barcelona, Palestine, South Africa, and Detroit babies (oh and Virginia we’re always forgetting to mention him lol) Yall mean a lot to me in the short time we spent with each other. To start, my favorite part about the whole experience was staying at Ohana …

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  • Yes, breaking walls has arrived in Detroit!

    It’s July 6, 2016 and our new breaking walls artists from Detroit are meeting with returning breaking walls from Barcelona, Brooklyn and Cape Town –  so our family is almost reunited. Our breaking walls artist from Bethlehem, Hamza, joins us on July 12. We can’t wait to say “Hola” to …

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Fran Tarr, Founder/Director, Thoughts on 2016 Detroit

Dear 2016 artists, ambassador, associates and volunteers, So many good and beautiful thoughts race through my mind as I write these words. As each successive initiative closes I realize the ten-days we spend together as a creative community is a patchwork of tender, painful, joyous, funny, scary and sometimes tedious …

Breaking Walls 2016 Detroit Testimonial #8: Nuria

“The writing workshops made me feel at peace because, I could open up and express myself.  I like the workshops because, in them I get the chance to learn from the other artists experiences.  I enjoy the rehearsals because, I feel joy and can see the progress in everyone.  I’m …

Breaking Walls 2016 Detroit Testimonial #4: Zaria

“I’ve been in many workshops in my life and the ones at breaking walls are really amazing! They make you think outside of the box and help you find who you really are. The workshops here helps me see our community from other peoples perspective and to see the world …

Breaking Walls 2016 Detroit Testimonial #2: Yasir

“At breaking walls we all do workshops to either get comfortable with others, to get ready to perform, or to enhance our horizon on writing.  The workshops are very fun and they engage us.  I honestly love the workshops although they are a bit too long, but they really help …