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Why Black Women Whisper

Reading the role of Patrice in Why Black Women Whisper has me reflecting on how necessary creating space for us to share and tell our stories really is. Getting together with the other magical Black women for rehearsal yesterday was so healing...can't wait for y'all to check out this Poetic reading created by Anne Marie Woods a.k.a Amani this Sunday Feb.4th, 2024.✨️

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Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA, presented by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment Presents 'Why Black Women Whisper" Poetic Storytelling written by Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani with music embellishments by Rudi Quammie Williams and Orin Isaacs and six incredible Tkaronto Creatives


Sunday Feb. 4th at 1:45pm & 7:45pm (make time for parking)


Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queens Quay West 3rd Floor


( take escalator to elevator and follow the signs)


PAY WHAT YOU CAN - $0 - $25


Why Black Women Whisper explores what happens to the mental health of the womanist, as she tries to live up to the façade of the STRONG BLACK WOMAN label. With AFRI centricity as the back beat and spoken word as the source… 5 women from different generations meet monthly at Sojourner’s Book Club to read ‘Micah’s Journey’ a slave narrative used as a catalyst to reveal each woman’s personal story.


Credits


Playwright, Lyricist, Composer Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani


Assistant Director Hannah Yohannes


Youth Production Assistant Shechinah Chigwende


Guest Youth Poet Azalyne


Cast


Dominique Brownes – Anika


Shahaddah Jack - Akua


Karen Jewels – Micah


Konima Parkinson Jones – Jewel


Michelle Walker – Hannah


Janïsa Weekes – Patrice

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