BY ANYA PEARSON
DIRECTED BY JAMIE M. REA
WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
FEBRUARY 15TH - MARCH 16TH, 2019
THURSDAY - SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30PM
SUNDAYS AT 2PM
RUNNING TIME: 90 MINUTES
A FUSION OF POETRY, THEATRE, AND VIOLENT AND VISCERAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE WHICH POSES THE QUESTION:
It's about Ava, a young black woman, who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches.
she develops PTSD as a result.
Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality:
Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You.
Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, her first love, and her abusers explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it.
For the play, Anya is the inaugural winner of the $10,000 Voice is a Muscle Grant from the Corporeal Voices Foundation which is run by best-selling author Lidia Yuknavitch. The grant recognizes a writer of color from Oregon who demonstrates exemplary merit and a passion for social justice.
Amber Bates - Ava
Jeff George - First Love
Malik Delgadp - Sidekick Assasin I
Ian McBride - Sidekick Assasin II
Minon Minniewether - The Ringleader
Emily Hogan - Official Lady of Missing You
Tonea Lolin - Lady of Intoxicating Romance
Shani Harris-Bagwell - Lady of this Crippling Despair
Nicole Accuardi - Lady of this Uncertain Madness
Anya Pearson* - Lady of Utmost Perseverance
*Member of Actors' Equity Association