On May 8th, 2003, Profiles and Shadows, a play with music aimed to stimulate conversation and personal reflection on the practice of profiling, that I was performing in opened at Rites and Reason Theatre in Providence. There were 11 performances over three weekends May 8th-25th, 2003
On November 14th, 2002, The Golden Lotus, a play about foot-binding in ancient China and one woman’s courage to defy tradition, written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig opened at Rites and Reason Theatre in Providence. In the Golden Lotus, I designed and fabricated bound feet puppets in collaboration with costume designer Cynthia Meeks and performed in the role of the villain, the town foot binder.
Written by Elmo Terry-Morgan, Hot Comb, in which I played the role of Queen Victoria Africanique, opened on October 3rd, 2002 at Rites and Reason Theatre in Providence. Set in 1917 and inspired by Madam CJ Walker, Hot Comb followed a woman who journeys to Harlem on a quest to find love and financial independence.
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