Queer, Mama. Crossroads
Written by Anastacia-Reneé
Co-Directed by Anastacia-Reneé &
Aviona Rodriguez Brown
April 5 – May 4, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm
PWYC Mondays April 15 & 22
Matinee Sunday, April 14th 2:00 PM
Talkbacks following the performance April 5th and 6th & May 2nd*
No Performance on Friday, April 19 (see below for more info)
** The show is 60 minutes, with no intermission. Audience members are highly encouraged to take the opportunity to decompress following the performance in the Annex lounge. **
CONTENT WARNING: Violence, death, and flashing lights.
Join the cast and crew on Friday, April 5 for an opening night reception following the performance.
About the Show
Where do black women go when their souls have been taken too soon? At the crossroads. Explore racism, sexism, homophobia, systemic silence, and spirit in this choreo-poem-performance piece. Dismantle the American cover of denial and secrecy regarding injustices committed against queer women of color who are mothers.
Ebo Barton as Invisible 1
Simone Dawson as Forgotten
Kamari Bright as No Hashtag
Jalayna Carter as Ansister
Naa Akua as Guide
Modessa Jacobs as Understudy for No Hashtag
Elizabeth Barrett – Scenic Designer
Janelle Kimbrough – Costume Designer
Zane Suarez – Lighting Designer
Dayana Capulong – Sound Designer
Raven Blue – Dancer/Choreographer
Lydia Valentine – Dramaturg
Carlette Odemwingie – Stage Manager
Omar Forrest – Production Manager
Photography by Jaycee Hermida Holmes
Poster Artwork by Maria Jose Soerens
Graphic Design by Chris Leher
On Saturday April 6 and Thursday May 2, there will be a guided talkback following the performance of Queer, Mama. Crossroads. Anyone who has seen the show on another night during the run is welcome to join. Just bring your program and show it to the box office volunteer at the door.
On Friday April 19, there will be no performance of Queer, Mama. Crossroads. In its place at 7:30 pm, Anastacia-Reneé will publicly offer her class “How to Be an Effective Ally” in which people who feel overwhelmed or guilty about not knowing how to help individuals who are systematically and subconsciously racially targeted or consistently treated unfairly can learn techniques about how to become an effective ally through writing exercises and examples.