Sep 18 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Ain’t That // Kayfabe: Identity and Reality

This Ain’t That // September 18, 7-9pm, doors at 6pm

This Ain’t That is a series of monthly shows by Byron Johnson and Daniel Hall, featuring the artwork of Brittany Santiago.

This event will take place in Artspace’s Gallery 2. Please note that masks are required while at Artspace. The event is free, but please register at the eventbrite, so that we may anticipate attendance.

THIS AIN’T THAT // Kayfabe: Identity and Reality

Byron Johnson and Daniel Hall are Raleigh-based comedians, writers, and producers. During their fall residency at Artspace, Hall and Johnson will produce a three-part series of monthly shows titled, This Ain’t That. Each month, the series explores a new theme and provides a brave space to showcase, and celebrate, a variety of creatives and thinkers whose work lives under the big tent of black identity.

September Theme: Identity, framed with the professional wrestling concept of Kayfabe.

Kayfabe Definition – noun. (in professional wrestling) the fact or convention of presenting staged performances as genuine or authentic.


Brittany Santiago ( Visual Artist)
A Conversation with Deonte Thomas and Darius Lockhart:

Deonte Thomas (Public Defender, Wrestling Fan)
Darius Lockhart (Professional Wrestler)
Performances By:

Jordan Brasil (Comedian, Short Film Maker)
Pamela Zabela (Comedian, PhD Student)
Ampston Hews (Comedian, Producer)

Music By:

Kyoju (Producer)

2021 Event dates: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 13 // Doors open at 6pm //