By 651 ARTS on September 18, 2015
In an effort to help our audience know more about the artists 651 ARTS presents, we have developed the 6-5-1 Interview—six questions, five minutes, one artist. This interview spotlights Live & Outspoken discussant Patricia McGregor.
- What’s your morning routine?
What’s your fondest memory of being a Black child?
- Depends on the day. Right now I’m in rehearsals for a show, so that involves waking up and having some morning time with my husband and son. Cooking (usually an omelette or oatmeal) and making a nice cup of coffee. My son takes a nap about two hours after he wakes up, so ideally we hang out, I put him down for a nap and then head to work.
How do you define Classically Black?
- Performing with Caribbean Dance Company at parades on St. Croix. My mom made the costumes and I loved all the sequins and spectacle of it all.
If you could visit any place in the world where would it be and why?
- To me right now, Classically Black means living life in a way that honors the trailblazers who have paved our way with style and fire. It means living so that my contribution to art and society acknowledges the great ones who have come before. It is stepping into a legacy of strength and timeless cool.
What’s going to be fly, fresh and fun about being a Black person in 50 years?
- Egypt. I’ve wanted to go since I was in the 7th grade.
How do you love?
- We will be able to be as fly, fresh and fun as we are with more room to breathe.
- As action not concept. Daily. With hope and forgiveness and rigor. Starting with self and radiating as far as possible. Sometimes simply by listening.
651 ARTS would like to thank Patricia McGregor for answering our six questions that give a better glimpse of the artists we present. Stay tuned for more artist interviews. Keep up with 651 ARTS by following us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the links to the right.