Tanesha M. Ford and Sarah Kiefer*.Two one-woman plays which tear down society's definitions and expectations while seeking to empower women to define themselves. Written and performed by
The premier production of , an artistic organization committed to producing and creating theatrical experiences that are for and by women, minorties and members of the LGBT Community. In these times of incredibe cultural change, the voices of the women, minorites and LGBT, more then ever, need a platform to creatively affect the world at large. Through innovative, and moving art, FOR de ARTS hopes to penetrate the wall of ignorance and lift the human experience.
The Roundtable: "It just takes one woman to walk in another woman’s shoes. What would happen if nine women, unbelievably different in their social, political and spiritual views were to meet for an unexpected encounter that just might change their lives forever? In her new play The Roundtable, Sarah Kiefer, in a tour de force performance, transforms herself to explore them all; as the Midwestern soccer mom, the homeless crack addict, the wise grandmother, the Korean valley girl, the glamour queen and others, who come together to be seen and heard without fear, shame, or a firestorm of hatred. Instead they find their varied views are all valid and each a decent person in her own life journey."
All of Me: 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 4 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).
*Actor is appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
** Equity approved Showcase.
About the Company: FOR de Arts
Friday - November 8, 8:00 PM
Saturday - November 9, 8:00 PM
Sunday - November 10, 7:30 PM
Friday - November 15, 8:00 PM
Saturday - November 16, 8:00 PM
Sunday - November 17, 7:30 PM
Theater: WOW Cafe Theater
Address: 59-61 East 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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