The 13th annual Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives’ Line Breaks Festival will take place Wednesday, April 3rd-Sunday, April 7th at the Play Circle Theater in the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union. There will be a variety of performances, lectures and discussions which will showcase interdisciplinary works and performances from current and former OMAI First Wave scholars and community and campus partners.

OMAI’s Line Breaks Festival is an exciting opportunity where some of the most talented scholar-artist-activists bring their voices forward from the page to the stage in order to empower themselves and others, ignite activism, deepen awareness on subjects deeply tied to their personal narratives as well as community engagement and academic themes. Topics vary from masculinity and revolution to relationship intersections and mass incarceration.

The talents displayed through theater, music, poetry, dance, visual art, flash talks, film and multidisciplinary performances represent forward movement and connect the students’ academic backgrounds with their gifts to reach people and create unity, empowerment, deeper thought and show how the younger generation is actively involved in the shaping of life.

Line Breaks utilizes the power of the arts to open and channel voices on various themes. Conversation is welcomed during scheduled talkbacks to provide a space for dialogue and questions.

All performances are free and open to the public. A full schedule is available online here.