June 7 - 9 | YPT presents Mothering While Black - A Choreopoem
Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8pm
Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 7:30pm
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
A reprisal of YPT’s powerful show from Fall 2018: Silence is Violence: Mothering While Black: A Choreopoem Derived from Original Writing and Oral Storytelling by the Summer 2018 Residents of Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s Olaiya’s Cradle Program
Join us for an exploration of Black womanhood, motherhood and coming of age from the true stories of five phenomenal young women. Featuring Dior Ashley Brown, Zipporah Brown, Ayesis Clay, Kenya D. Morris and Chinna Palmer.
About Mothering While Black:
October 2018, Silence is Violence centered the voices of young Black mothers and their journey through childhood, childbirth and coming of age. YPT partnered with Sasha Bruce Youthwork’s program Olaiya’s Cradle to present the true stories of Olaiya’s Cradle residents through two live performances of a choreopoem devised and directed by Farah Lawal Harris.
Support provided by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Anacostia Arts Center and Chase Bank.