WISE REAGON ARTS is an independent production company engaged in creating and cultivating art/work/life/song/action centering congregational gatherings. When it was founded in 2018 by Toshi Reagon to produce the opera Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (co-produced with Meying Wang), Reagon created the Parable Path to move with and beyond the experience of the ritual singing of Butler’s story. The Parable Path is inspired by the journeys in the Parable novels that very much reflect the state of our current world. So, we work together on the issues that we are facing, seeing the unique expertise that each of us has to problem solve: being in collaboration and facing our right-now and future together; realigning ourselves with the planet’s resources. Wise Reagon Arts’ newest work, You’re Having Too Much Fun So We’re Gonna Have To Kill You, looks at the era of disco and the journey this music took to global dominance, the death ritual to shut it down, and the relentlessness of a beat that will not die.