July 11 - 20, 20196:00pm - 8:00pm

Room: Live Lessons & Game Play

Part of SWAP

Appropriate for ages 13 - 18, 18+

Room: Live Lessons & Game Play
Room: Live Lessons & Game Play

  Martinique Mims, Performing as Phillis

Room: Live Lessons & Game Play

  Latecia Delores Wilson, Performing as Sally

Room: Live Lessons & Game Play

  Andrea Belser, Performing as Tituba

Room: Live Lessons & Game Play

  Marisa Williamson, Performing as Hope

Concept & Direction by Marisa Williamson

Developed in Collaboration with Sarah Johnson, PhD, and Lauren Williams

Performance by Andrea Belser, Martinique Mims, Latecia Williams, and Marisa Williamson

Room, a variation on the escape room, is an interactive multimedia installation, performance, and speculative retelling of historical narratives from the lives of three women, enslaved in colonial America. Viewers are encouraged to sign-up for one of the following interactive experiences. Please note, space is limited and reservations are required.


Thursday, July 11th | 6pm, 7:30pm

Saturday, July 13th | 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm

Thursday, July 18th | 6pm, 7:30pm


Latecia Delores Wilson (Sally) is an educator, director, artist, and mental health advocate. She believes, as Nina Simone said, “an artist’s duty is to reflect the times.” She is humbled to work with this dynamic group of black women, highlighting the fragmented stories of black women nearly lost.

Andrea Belser (Tituba) is a Performing and Teaching Artist from Cleveland with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies emphasizing in dance and applied voice from Wright State University. Currently, she teaches dance and acting to all ages with organizations throughout Northeastern Ohio. She works on and off stage as an actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, stage manager, and dresser. Recent performance credits include: Aida at Karamu House, Freaky Friday at Lakeland Civic Theater, Little Shop of Horrors at French Creek Theater, and The Casual Tree Ward at Convergence-Continuum. Andrea's awards include 2008 Best Actress in Cleveland and a nomination for the same in 2012.

Martinique Mims (Phillis) is a writer, organizer, and spoken word artist. She has performed throughout Cleveland for over 10 years. That experience has impressed upon her the importance of centering youth and local artists’ voices. She believes that education and art have the power to transcend circumstances. She uses the power of language to inspire change, uplift, and build community.

Marisa Williamson (Hope) is SPACES' 72nd SWAP Artist-in-Residence. Learn more about her work with this and other projects.

About the Artist

Marisa Williamson

Marisa Williamson is a New Jersey-based artist who works in video, installation and performance around themes of history, race, feminism, and technology. She has created site-specific works at and in collaboration with the University of Virginia, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum... Go to Artist Page

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