Workshop Performance @ Colgate University
THE DARK GIRL CHRONICLES is a devised performance cycle set in a galaxy and erected in honor of black women that have been victims of state violence, including Rachel Jeantel, Cyntoia Brown, Islan Nettles, and Diamond Reynolds. Part Yoruba ritual, part devised manifesto, and part documentary theatre, each performance in the cycle focuses on cultivating the interiority and dignity "dark girls" are so often robbed of in the public arena by infusing these contemporary tragedies with the grandeur of Yoruba creation mythologies, the know-how of deep South remedies, and the time-honored wisdom of wonder.
*Developed in 2017-18 with New York Theatre Workshop
*To be developed in 2018-19 in collaboration with BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange)
*Possibility of being invited to future productions of the piece
fluent in African diaspora musical styles and aesthetic approaches; comfortable with experimentation, improvisation, and live composition. The ability to work live to create sound-scapes is a plus. Should be resilient, work quickly, and adaptable to change.
Actors, singers, dancers, and multidisciplinary performers; deep familiarity with African diaspora movement styles and aesthetic approaches (African, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian, Hip-Hop, Vogue, Flex, etc.); comfortable with experimentation and improvisation. Plus if you can jump double-dutch. Prioritizing black and/or African diaspora performers.
August 27, 28, 29, 30: Rehearsal in Brooklyn
August 31: Travel to Colgate
September 1-5: Residency at Colgate
September 6 & 7: Performances at Colgate
Artists will be compensated.
Please contact the production team for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org