Black Women Wisdom: A Celebration of Black Women Playwrights

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to Monday, July 18, 2016
Pay What You Can/Reservation Required
The Hansberry Project Presents Black Women Wisdom: Celebrating Black Women Playwrights. Art by Maya Moore.
The Hansberry Project Presents Black Women Wisdom: Celebrating Black Women Playwrights. Art by Maya Moore.
Performance Showtimes: 
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

For 10 years, the Hansberry Project has been celebrating, supporting, and presenting the work of black theatre artists. This year, the Hansberry Project turns its focus to the work of Black Women Writers.

"This is a fitting way to step into our next 10 years —amping up the volume," says Hansberry Project Artistic Director, Valerie Curtis-Newton. "We are committed to the idea of an American Theatre that reflects the richness and diversity of American life. Normally we spread our work out over an entire year but this summer, we are combining forces with Intiman and the UW School of Drama to make a bold statement about the value of these women’s stories for the entire Seattle community."

Can You Hear Me Now? Contemporary Plays by Black Women
July 12–15
The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at The University of Washington
7:30 PM

The Hansberry Project with support from Intiman Theatre presents a reading series of contemporary plays by Black female authors locally and nationally. Over the course of five days these plays will be shared and  accompanied by conversation:

    • July 12 | Sunset Baby  by Dominique Morisseau
    • July 13 | Sojourner by Mfonsio Udofia
    • July 14 | Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield
    • July 15 | A Lovely Malfunction by Shontina Vernon

In Her Own Words
July 16
The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at The University of Washington
7:30 PM

A sampler of work from local writers: Kathya Alexander, Rosalind Bell, Alma Davenport, Nina Foxx, and Storme Webber.

Untamed – Hair, Body, Attitude (Short plays by Black women)
July 18
The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at The University of Washington
7:30 PM

What is beautiful to you? Join The Hansberry Project, with support from Intiman Theatre, for an evening of short plays exploring themes of beauty, image and representation. Originally commissioned by New Black Fest of New York and curated by award-winning writer Dominique Morisseau, the featured works include:

  • Melanin Intervention by Chisa Hutchinson
  • The Hair Play by Cori Thomas
  • San Francisco Cab by Lenelle Moïse
  • White-­n-Luscious by Jocelyn Bioh
  • Peace Officer Privilege by Nikkole Salter
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