Community Voices

Community Voices

Ticket Reservations (pay what you wish)

Allens Lane Art Center is proud to present a brand new program for 2020 called Community Voices.  This will be a series of one night, interactive talks by people within our Philadelphia Community.  The Center will be inviting a wide variety of notable guests to come to the center to present lectures or presentations at this new open forum.  These talks will be fun, lively and engaging. Artists, Program Directors, Business owners, Activists, Volunteer Groups, and many others will be invited to give a talk on the center's main stage about their work and programs.  We will be streaming all of these events online so that anyone can join in to listen in.  These talks will be a pay what you wish.

In person:  With Covid-19 Pandemic rules in effect, we are currently allowed to have up to 24 guests within our theater space for events so seating is limited. We will also be encouraging our in-person audiences to observe social distancing and mask wearing.  Unfortunately, due to guidelines, no food or drinks will be permissible in our theater.  If you would like to reserve your in-person ticket to this event, please use the form below.  All you will need to do then is give your name at the door when you arrive.

Virtual:  We will be streaming our Community Voices event via Zoom.  We are expecting that our featured guest will give a presentation and then follow up with a Q&A from audience members.  In order to view the events, you will need to register for the event (below).  After you register, you will automatically receive a link to the email address you provide with the link information to the event.




Friday October 9 7:30pm

Sisters in Music and Poetry!

In Concert at Allens Lane Art Center


Experience an evening of music and poetry featuring Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta B. Mayson and Grammy nominated musician Monnette Sudler performing new work as well as selections from their recording, “This Is How We Get Through”. 


Residents of the Northwest Philadelphia area, Mayson and Sudler are involved in multiple projects that focuses on amplifying marginalized voices and raising awareness about pressing social issues and their impact on communities. Their performance promises to be  a jazzy, soulful and exceptional blend of original poems, vocals and guitar compositions filled with power and inspiration.

Schedule of Speakers

  • Friday, October 9, 2020
    2020-21 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson and guest Monette Sudler, a jazz guitarist and founding member of the sounds of Liberation.
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021
    Tuomi Joshua Forrest, Executive Director, Historic Germantown
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - TBA
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021- TBA