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Two Staged Readings by Rose Weaver

Enjoy Two Staged Readings by Rose Weaver: An Evening of New Writings

$20 General Admission
$15 seniors and students
$25 at the door (senior and student rate accepted at door)

2:30-3:15: Sally: A Black Woman's Journey from Africa to Enslavement in Rhode Island
The reading dramatizes the journey of the Slave Ship Sally and what might have happened to one African woman on the ship renamed Sally from her capture through through the Middle Passage to enslavement in Rhode Island.
Funding provided by the Heritage Harbor Foundation.

3:30-4:30: Black Women Taking Off the Masks
Inspired by Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s poem, "We Wear the Mask,” Black Women Taking Off the Masks is a new script exploring my feeling that American Black women wrestle with knowing authentic love and thus wear masks when it comes to showing their “for real” feelings. It is organized around twelve-bar blues, rap, hip hop lyrics and monologues. 
Initial funding by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts as the winner of the 2018 Fellowship in Playwriting.

Cast: Becky Bass, Ramona-Bass Kolobe, Elizabeth Keiser, Angela Nash Wade, Michaelle Saintil, Wanda Schell, Sylvia Ann Soares, Kim Trusty, Rose Weaver

Earlier Event: December 7
Providence Improv Guild Performance
Later Event: December 8
Providence Improv Guild Performance