Kanye, LeBron, Will Smith and now the new American President encapsulate the ideal African-American male of 2009; but beyond a dependable Oprah identity, and an enigmatic First Lady, where does the collective black woman fit into the changing culture of her gender and race?
February 20 through March 15, 2009
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm/ Sundays @ 7pm
$20; $15 Student/Senior; $10 group of ten plus
Info: [email protected]
This Company of Angels production includes plays by Sigrid Gilmer, Josslyn Luckett, Lisa B. Thompson & Nia Witherspoon; scenes by Michelle Flowers & Paul Mabon; poems by Ruth Forman; and video by Cauleen Smith.
Directed by Ayanna Cahrr and Nataki Garrett.
Dramaturgy by Ricardo A. Bracho
Produced by Ricardo A. Bracho, Tony Gatto & Lee Sherman
Ensemble: Kila Kitu, Lony’e Perrine, Lee Sherman, Tamika Simpkins & Paul Mabon
BLACK WOMEN – State Of The Union is a theatrical ensemble work of new words and video, insight and comedy that examines those dramatic characteristics of contemporary black womanhood. Stops along this journey include a visit with an upper-middle class mom of the future exploring childcare options while coming face-to-face with the stereotypes of being black mother and wife; then we’ll downward dog with two women struggling for balance, solitude and one sincere "namaste" in a Westside yoga class; we’ll crusade on with an ‘all things are possible’ super heroine-in-training facing three doors and her choices between identity, liberty and destiny; and we also hit up a hip hop spot where a former Black Panther drinks away his politics and his “daughter become son” wrecks the mic and all pre-conceived notions of femininity and biology.
Official Website: http://www.COMPANYOFANGELS.org
Added by Richard Azurdia on February 10, 2009