May 20th performance to raise funds for local troupe to present play in Memphis
Black Women Walking will be presented on Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, May 22 at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Krok Corps Community Center, 1375 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix
The one-act play, uses storytelling, music, multimedia, and dance to venture back in time and meet historic figures like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson, Fannie Lou Hamer and other Black heroines of history. The play was written by Karen F. Williams. Locally, the play is directed by Kevvin Taylor and produced by seek first entertainment.
The local production of Black Women Walking has been invited to perform for the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis “Celebrating Women in Theatre” which will be held July 10-16, at the Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis. Ticket sales for the May 20 show will benefit travel expenses to the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis.
A post-performance conversation on the universal themes addressed in the play will be facilitated by Dr. Neal A. Lester, foundation professor of English and founding director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University.
“This play needs a larger audience, a diverse audience as it has much to say and much to share about the sometimes quiet lives of those who walked the walk and talked the talk. These women are warriors and survivors. Theirs is a story that needs to be told!” said Lester.
For tickets and information visit Black Women Walking on Eventbrite or call 602-315-8178