Mad Horse Theatre Company presents a new virtual theater experience, “Judas and Suicide,” an evening with guest artist poet Maya Williams with art by Buff Cat at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2, on Zoom. Williams performs her poems and discusses the nuances of suicidality and mental health through the lens of faith, medication and healing.

Maya Williams is a religious queer Black Mixed Race suicide survivor constantly writing poems. She was a finalist of the Slam Free Or Die Qualifier Slam for their National Poetry Slam 2018 team and a runner up of the Slam Free or Die Individual Slam Championship in 2018. She has featured as a guest artist, panelist, and speaker in spaces such as The Mixed Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, California, The Interfaith Leadership Institute in Chicago, Illinois, Black Table Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and The Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series. Eir PortFringe show, “When Speaking to an Extraterrestrial” won a PortFringe’s Patron’s Choice Award in 2019.

The evening will include a live zoom performance followed by a talk back. Your ticket includes access to the live performances and a link to a recording of the event available until 4/30/2021. Tickets are pay-what-you-decide and are available at To connect with Mad Horse Theatre Company visit our website ( or Facebook (Mad Horse Theatre Company), follow us on Instagram and Twitter @madhorsetheatre, or send an email to [email protected]

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