This book is both an anthology of writing by participants of the Austin Project and a sourcebook for those who would like to use creative writing and performance to energize their artistic, scholarly, and activist practices.
Framing the work. Making space: producing the Austin Project -- Finding voice: anchoring the Austin Project's artistic process -- Working the work: an anthology of Austin Project writings. Polyphony: writings by ensemble members -- Call and response: performance pieces by Austin Project guest artists -- Affirming connection: pre-show artists' performance texts -- Spoken-word orchestra: a full script from the Austin Project jam session, December 2005 -- The work of transformation. Transforming practice: artists, activists, and academics working across boundaries -- Work of the spirit: a conversation with an Austin Project elder -- Narrating the Austin Project: the first five years.