THE DARK GIRL CHRONICLES
THE DARK GIRL CHRONICLES is a play cycle erected in honor of black and brown women that have been victims of state violence, including Rachel Jeantel, Cyntoia Brown, Islan Nettles, and Diamond Reynolds. Part Yoruba ritual, part devised manifesto, and part documentary theatre, each play in the cycle focuses on cultivating the interiority and dignity "dark girls" are so often robbed of in the public arena by infusing these contemporary tragedies with the grandeur of Yoruba creation mythologies, the know-how of deep South remedies, and the time-honored wisdom of wonder.
Workshop, New York Theatre Workshop
December 2017 and March 2018
Workshop Production, Colgate University, April 2018