Five Black Women
What do a devout Christian youth minister, a strip club recruiter, a ghetto thug lesbian, a rising corporate executive, and a nationally recognized poet have in common? This one-woman show with multiple characters, poetry, a DJ and song reveals, more than the stories of diverse black women. It is about the struggle to identify as a human in this complex world, and what happens when we contemplate letting go of who the world thinks we are. It’s about finding yourself, only to get lost repeatedly. It’s about accepting self, even when sometimes you don’t really know who that it is. Five Black Women is a journey of faith that examines religion and what happens when it fades, sexuality and what happens when it is explored, esteem and what happens when you risk everything to get it. It’s about the hood, the church, the club and the stage. What happens when circumstances push you, what’s too far, and how do we find our way back? What does it mean to be who you are, when it’s all said and done?
Five Black Women is the first solo show by poet and performer, Andresia Moseley. Exploring identity at the intersections of race, sexuality, and faith, this piece is rooted in African American aesthetics, with a live DJ, and a shocking revelation about how connected people at opposite ends of the political spectrum can be. Directed by Andrea Assaf. *TOURING IN 2021!*
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Sepember 9-21, 2018 - Development Residency, ASU Gammage, Phoenix AZ
In September 2018, co-commissioner ASU Gammage hosted the first development residency for Five Black Women at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Work included script development, dramaturgy, music development, a community Open Mic, and the first work-in-progress showing with audience feedback.
August 23-30, 2020 - Development Residency, StageWorks Theatre, Tampa FL
In August, Andresia Moseley will be in residence at StageWorks in Tampa, developing the production with director/dramaturg Andrea Assaf, Stage Manager and documentarian Kacey Anisa Stamats, and special guests!
SAVE THE DATES: January 21-24, 2021 - Premiere in Tampa!
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