Community Organized! Reading of 5 short plays by Jeanine T. Abraham
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Celebrate Afrofuturism (black people in the future) this February With VisAbleblackwoman Productions and Groundshift. This is the era to take a stand. You know what? Generations of African American Women have been standing up for our entire lifetimes. Community Organized! is a collection of five short plays, centering the unique experience of American Black Women and Girls who reside on the front lines of activism in our communities while leading the dominant culture with our style, resilience, humor and beauty while (the majority of us) are invisibly visible in America. Writer, Producer, Actor - Jeanine T. Abraham was inspired to write and produce these plays during the 2016 election cycle and during the first year of the current political administration. Community Organized! shares the unique perspective of the times we are living in…in living color. Experience an evening of Black Woman Joy from the inside out and leave…the evening inspired, and ready. Five plays are: Kiel’s Lotion - Takes place at Equinox Gym Brooklyn HeightsLadies dressing room right before the Women’s March 2017 And Then They Came For… - Takes place in the near future in front of the Donut Plant on Bergen & Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn Namaste Bitches! - Takes place now in an upscale yoga studio in the West Village in ManhattanNatural - Takes place in 2018 on line at the World of Curls Natural hair Festival in Prospect Park Brooklyn Community Organized! - Takes place in 2022 in the Community room of First Baptist United Church in Bed Stuy Brooklyn Written by Jeanine T. Abraham Directed by Shannon Patterson Co-Produced by VisAbleblackwoman Productions & GroundShift The audience is welcome to stay for wine, snacks and a brave space conversation facilitated by Kari Hodges, founder of Womxn Rank, a platform for college women to speak openly about sexism, harassment and assault on their campuses. At the end of the evening, we brainstorm ideas on how to build authentic cross racial relationships between progressive Black Women and progressive White Women while we resist and work towards creating authentic change we CAN live in. *your financial contribution to the evening will be used for VisAbleblackwoman Productions to create work that makes Black Women’s Stories visible to preserve our legacies in our own words.