ALL OF ME

Genre: Comedy, Solo Performance
Written and Performed by Tanesha M. Ford; Directed by Susana Lei’ataua

The comedic one woman show is inspired by the writer/performer's life as an African American Woman struggling to fit in to preset notions of what an African American Woman should be. In 45 minutes, the audience meets 5 characters and journeys through 10 years of growth and finally acceptance, as Tanesha deftly weaves comedy with disturbing truths in this exciting and thought provoking show. All of Me includes poignant and hilarious characters such as Bonnie Ree, the 64 year mother who sits on the front porch making running commentaries on the decline of her neighborhood, and to Tanesha's own "experience" as a first-time member of the Support Group, "Welcome B.L.A.C.C" (Black League Against Caucasoid Characteristics). As America sits on the precipice of a monumental new feat with its first African American Presidential Nominee, the story of a little Black girl who just wants to be white becomes even more impactful.
Open:   07/31/08
Close:   08/02/08

Schedule:
Thursday, July 31; 8 PM
Friday, August, 1; 8 PM
Saturday, August 2, 8 PM
Running Time: 40 minutes (following sketch comedy)
Total running time - 70 minutes
Theater:   Sage Theater
Address:   711 7th Avenue (btwn 47th & 48th St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$15.00,
Tanesha Ford is new to New York City, having transplanted from the, Philadelphia area, where she was a member of the Barrymore Award Winning ComedySportz Improv Theater Company, and appeared at Freedom Theater, Flashpoint Theater among others. She debuted in NYC at the 2007 Fringe Festival in the well received play Lucid at the Cherry Lane Theater.

All of Me is directed by Susana Lei'ataua, the artist in residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, this actress, writer and poet has had her dramatic poem Through Windows published and works tirelessly to promote the culture and heritage of Pacific Islanders