Pioneer Passages: The Stories of Black Women
Our literature scene is growing. But as some plays become increasingly celebrated in schools and theatres, others remain buried. Pioneer Passages aim to unravel some of the best lesser-known works by prolific local playwrights.
The plays featured in this edition are all written by some of the most defining voices in black literature and theatre, whose stories center on the experiences of being a black woman. From race to class to misogynoir (in all its varying forms), ‘The Stories of Black Women’ will bring to light what it is to be black and woman today; exposing the lives brimming with passion, love, beauty, rage and undeniable power.
Pioneer Passages will also feature music and poetry at the event.
Iwani Zoë Mawocha
Jeni Louise Ayodele
Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears: Harlem Duet follows Billie, a young graduate student in Harlem, dealing with her husband, Othello, leaving her for another woman named Mona. In this scene, Billie is confronted with Othello’s true face and his real reasons for leaving her.
Cage Rhythm by Kia Corthron: Two women living in the harsh landscape of prison find tenderness, love, and occasionally a mystical way out with one another.
Poof by Lynn Nottage: When a housewife comes to the end of her rope with her abusive husband, she doesn’t expect him to spontaneously combust. Now she has a pile of ashes on the floor, and a life to reclaim.
Saturday, 27 January 2018
8.00pm – 10.00pm
Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity
89A Desker Road
Tickets are $10.00, get them here!