Disparities

This week I’ll be performing in a live Zoom performance while sheltering-in-place…

Disparities

 

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FRAME BY FRAME – THE 2020 THESIS FESTIVAL

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents “Frame by Frame – the 2020 Thesis Festival,” featuring three groundbreaking works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The Thesis Festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists. MAY 14, 16,  21 & 23 at 8:00 PM PST.

Please check here for updates and how to access the production: 

http://dellarte.com/thesis-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357469948544617/

“Disparities.” created and performed by
Delilah Stowers, Dionna Fletcher, and Everson Ndlovu.

Everyone is caught in a dream of ideas that don’t accept, respect and honor the diverse complexion of Mother Earth. Oppressors have created a longstanding color of law and culture to separate, isolate and dehumanize People of Color mentally, physically and spiritually. Domesticated by the oppressive human hierarchy, these second-class citizens experience and express the lack of humanism and social justice which has tainted their existence. It is disquieting to desire to navigate the system and a powerless paradox while facing it. How do they continue transforming this darkness into light?

I am grateful to even have a home to shelter in among many other blessings. The arts will lead us out of these dark times and this production has certainly brought me through anxiety, sweat, and tears with my beloved life partner.

I dedicate this work to people of color who suffer and die at the hands of our oppressors. #WaitingforREPARATIONS after these stimulus checks.

PEACE.

Find Me On Stage In Humboldt County!

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage
April 23 – May 16 | Redwood Curtain Theater, Eureka, CA
Directed by Michelle “Chelly” Purnell
Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for.
“…thoughtful, affecting…The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.” — Variety

For showtimes and tickets please visit: http://www.redwoodcurtain.com/current-season/

Dell’Arte MFA Thesis Project

May 14 – May 24 | Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, Blue Lake, CA
Devised by Everson Ndlovu, Delilah Stowers, and myself, Dionna Fletcher

More information coming soon!