A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: May 24-Oct 2
Where: The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St
Cost: Festival pass $100-175, buy pass here
This is cool! Intiman Theatre is presenting great American Plays by Black women for their 2016 Festival.
May 24–June 19: Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond
Stick Fly is a moving and wickedly funny drama that invites the audience to peer into the vacation home and life of an affluent Black family as two brothers introduce their girlfriends to their parents for the first time — at the same time. The LeVays’ relaxing weekend takes a turn as family members clash during conversations about privilege and class and secrets unravel. As characters go through their revelations, Stick Fly shows the joys and struggles of family and the power of connection.
August 5-7: Emerging Artist Showcase: Meet Adrienne Kennedy
September 6–October 2: Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress
Set in 1918, Wedding Band: A Love Hate Story In Black and White tells the story of lovers (Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker) who want to marry in the Jim Crow South. The play poses the question: Can we be strong enough to tell the truth to each other and still love?
Through a special partnership with The Hansberry Project:
July 12-16: Can You Hear Me Now?: Contemporary Plays by Black Women
The Hansberry Project with support from Intiman Theatre presents a reading series of contemporary plays by Black female authors locally and nationally. The featured works include:
-Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau
-Sojourner by Mfonsio Udofia
-Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield
-A Lovely Malfunction by Shontina Vernon
-In Her Own Words – A sampler of work from local writers: Kathya Alexander, Rosalind Bell, Alma Davenport, Nina Foxx and Storme Webber
July 17-18: UN-TAMED – Hair, Body, Attitude (Short Plays by Black Women)
What is beautiful to you? UN-TAMED is an evening of short plays exploring themes of beauty, image and representation. 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
September 24: Black Women Wisdom: A Public Conversation
Black Women Wisdom is a three-day gathering in Seattle of working Black female writers from around the country. This gathering will include a private summit for the writers and a facilitated public conversation led by Valerie Curtis-Newton, 2016 Festival co-curator. The goal is to create connections among the writers and with the Seattle community.