The Frank Theatre (Canada)

She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt

Performances
Photo: ©Jakkub Fulin
d'bi young anitafrik

“[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.

Venue

1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

When

January 28–31
Post-Show Talkback: Jan 28-31
90 mins, no intermission

8PM

Tickets

Single tickets $39
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Low Vision Friendly Introduction Available More Info

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

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