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She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt

Showing on Jan 29–Feb1

Playing at Performance Works

d'bi young anitafrik
Photo: ©Jakkub Fulin

The Frank Theatre (Canada)

d’bi young anitafrika takes on gender, sexuality, divinity and more in this erotic solo piece.

Please note: The performance dates were incorrectly printed in our program guide. The performances are on January 29, 30, 31 and February 1. All performances are at 8PM. We apologize for this error.


“[A] profound exploration of the intersections between personal identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and the consequences of colonization.”

Mooney on Theatre

d’bi young anitafrika takes on gender, sexuality, divinity and more in this erotic solo piece. Whether playing a church pastor, a pole dancer or a child in a schoolyard, d’bi positively glows with fervour; the spirit of protest runs strong through the multiple characters, shifting timelines and changing settings of the narrative. Telling the story of four friends and their lives in present-day Jamaica, the artist paints a picture of lust, love and the forces that would seek to deny them.

She Mami Wata is anchored in the writing and performing of its multi-talented star, but it’s also powered by music: to the side of the action is DJ Softieshan, dropping beats and loops that propel the story and add spice to an already sizzling drama. This is a performance that reflects the heat of the tropical sun, of frustrated passions, of the need for fulfillment that drives us all. It is, nevertheless, a highly specific work: queer, diasporic and feminine, and all the more beautiful for it.

Artist Bio

The Frank Theatre

Based in Vancouver, the Frank holds a special distinction: it is the only queer-mandated professional theatre company in the city. Its mission to is to promote sex-positivity; ethnic inclusivity; queer and genderqueer expression; and sexual diversity through the expressive power of art. Since its founding in 2002, the Frank has produced 20 mainstage shows and much other work besides, in addition to creating a writing program for queer youth.

Venue

Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

When

January 29–February 1
Post-Show Talkback: Jan 29-February 1
90 mins, no intermission

8PM

Tickets

Single tickets $39
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Low Vision Introduction Available Below

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Content Note: Includes use of scents, smoke/haze and flashing lights.

Credits

WRITER, PERFORMER d’bi young anitafrika DJ, PERFORMER Shanique Kelly a.k.a. DJ Softieshan DIRECTOR Fay Nass SET & PROPS DESIGNER Jenn Stewart COSTUME DESIGNER C.S. Fergusson-Vaux LIGHTING DESIGNER Jillian White SOUND DESIGNER Miquelon Rodriguez TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Mimi Abrahams STAGE MANAGER Heather Barr LEAD PRODUCER Anais West ASSISTANT PRODUCER Mariam Barry

SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver