Voice, Culture, and Creativity
DaVerse Lounge is an intergenerational celebration of music, spoken word, culture, and light. Facilitated by Journeyman Ink, these interactive and multi-disciplinary events engage people of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds in storytelling, music, and joy centered on the power of voice and with the intent to develop a strong culture of listening.
Starting in 2005 at the Dallas Theatre Center, the event began as an intimate night of poetry with musical accompaniment and four shows a year. Now, in its twelfth season the show takes place six times a year at Life in Deep Ellum Cultural Center. The program also includes various DaVerse 2.0 events that take place in community spaces across the Metroplex. Each of the larger events draw an average crowd of over 600 attendants and over 40 schools with over 100 student performers. It has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Arts Community Alliance, and various foundations.
-Prof. Darius Ajai Frasure, MFA, MA