Black Women: State of the Union returns to the Company of Angels’ black box performance space in the historic Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This edgy and emotionally eclectic exploration of the challenges and achievements of Black Women in contemporary America received critical and audience acclaim in 2012 and now returns to Company of Angels to celebrate Black History Month.
"Shatters pre-conceived notions from the outset." - Eye Spy LA
"A night of laughter, reflection and testifying. - Pamela Shaddock
"Hits home with urgency, warmth and honesty" - Backstage
"What the front line of theater is supposed to accomplish: spin our heads and our hearts in directions not widely imagined." LA Weekly
BWSOTU...Taking Flight features: Sigrid Gilmer’s “Simulacra,” which pokes fun at the representations of black women in recent feature films; Lisa B. Thompson’s “I Don’t Want to Be,” about the ties of survival that strengthen the mothers of innocent crime victims; Kellie Dantzler’s “Evolutionary” takes a look at a prominent Civil Rights activist mother giving deathbed advice on the need for humor; Tanya Alexander-Henderson’s “Ritual” is a poetic inspirational meditation; Penelope Lowder’s “The Follicle Prison War,” a hilarious parody about notions of beauty and hair weaves set in the future, and “15 Minutes” a wry comedy about the woes of dating for the modern Black woman.
Directors: Ayana Cahrr, Nataki Garrett& Kila Kitu
Cast: Michelle Flowers, Austen Jaye, Kila Kitu*, Lony’e Perrine, Lee Sherman, Tamika Simpkins & Hari Williams
The Company of Angels Theater is located in the Alexandria Hotel at 501 South Spring Street (3rd Floor), Los Angeles, CA 90013. Tickets are $20 ($15 Senior/Student discount). For group rates, contact leesherman@BWSOTU.org. For reservations, call (213) 489-3703, or go online to http://www.companyofangels.org
Black Women: State of the Union aims to promote and celebrate a greater understanding of black women's significant contributions to the world through live performances, visual arts, community events, and the media. For more information, visit www.BWSOTU.org
About Company of Angels
Company of Angels is dedicated to creating theater that is deeply connected to its community. We aim to share and help give voice to the many stories that exist in our community. With a collective of actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and administrators, our Company forges ongoing and meaningful relationships with the residents of Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.CompanyOfAngels.org/