Afrofemononomy // Work the Roots is a group activation of Black femme theater artists in celebration of each other. Through community care and liberatory practices, along with the exploration of Eisa Davis’ The Essentialisn’t and a quartet of unproduced one-acts by the late visionary Kathleen Collins, they melt down systemic obstacles to their holistic health and wellbeing.
Artifacts of their play include multiple outdoor live offerings around the boroughs, music, short films and an installation at Performance Space New York, where they’ve been in residence since early March.
the roots we work are fourfold:
1 roots in the sense of honoring lineage, ancestors
2 roots meaning our plantcestors too, trees and plants
3 roots meaning medicine, magic
4 and roots meaning our hair!
We’re beyond excited for this long-desired reunion with Eisa Davis, whose ANGELA’S MIXTAPE (2009) was an all-time great. And thrilled to co-produce in partnership with this dream team of artists, with Associate Director/Producer Deadria Harrington as hands-on producer throughout!
OUTDOOR OFFERINGS AT PERFORMANCE SPACE NY & ACROSS NYC
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by Kathleen Collins
A live offering created by Lileana Blain-Cruz, Amelia Workman, Kara Young, Ayesha Jordan & Jennifer Harrison Newman
—–Dates: May 15, 16, 22, & 23
—–Location: PSNY Courtyard, 150 First Avenue, New York, NY
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—–Location: El Barrio’s Artspace Front Lawn, 215 E. 99th Street
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by Kathleen Collins
A performance created by Joie Lee, Kaneza Schaal and Jackie Sibblies Drury.
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The Essentialisn’t: Gold Taste
Created by Eisa Davis with the artists of Afrofemononomy
—–Dates: May 29 – June 27
—–Viewings: Thurs – Sun | 12pm – 6pm; Late Night Thurs June 10, 17, 24 | 3pm – 9pm
—–Location: The Keith, Fourth Floor, PSNY, 150 First Avenue, New York, NY
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—–Reservations: not necessary