Juneteenth, the annual holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, is celebrated on June 19 each year. In recognition of the importance of this day to our country, we asked five Black, Studio-affiliated artists to consider what freedom means to them and respond creatively to this question. Our artists include Tẹmídayọ Amay, Ora Jones (Curve of Departure), Shannon Dorsey (Skeleton Crew), Felicia Curry (Laugh), and Jeremy Hunter (Good Bones reading, Pass Over).

Felicia Curry performs a poem by playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
Tẹmídayọ Amay shares moments from her Juneteenth experience.
Freedom makes Ora Jones think of her parents and her hopes for the future.
Jeremy Keith Hunter remakes a production image from our production of Pass Over.
Shannon Dorsey says she will recognize freedom when it reveals itself.