Black Women: State Of The Union Takes Flight
Celebrating, and empowering, through works from some of the nations most artistically significant Black female voices, KTC's Skylight Theatre is providing a home for this unique five-week production. Featuring new plays, visual arts, and community events, collaborators have created this platform for encouraging Black women to self-identify as dynamic, expressive, and nurturing contributors to society.
"Standing on the shoulders of legendary writers such as Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin In The Sun - first Broadway play written by a black woman) and Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf-experimental choreopoem), Black Women: State Of The Union-Taking Flight takes a refreshing and new look at life and the current topics that speak to where we are, and where we aim to be" - says Director Nataki Garrett
Offerings will include Sigrid Gilmer's Simulacra, which pokes fun at the representations of Black women in recent feature films; Lisa B. Thompson's I Don't Want to Be, about the ties of survival that strengthen the mothers of innocent crime victims; Kellie Dantzler' Evolutionary takes a look at a prominent Civil Rights activist mother giving deathbed advise on the need for humor; Tanya Alexander-Henderson's Ritual is a poetic inspirational meditation; and Penelope Lowder's The Follicle Prison War, an hilarious parody about notions of beauty and hair weaves set in the future.