Watah presents Word! Sound! Powah! Festival of Monodrama 2017 @ Watah, Toronto [from 12 to 17 June]

Watah presents Word! Sound! Powah! Festival of Monodrama 2017

12 - 17
18:30 - 22:00

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9 Trinity Street #317, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4
The Watah Theatre
WORD! SOUND! POWAH! Festival of Monodrama

Date: June 12 — 17, 2017
DOORS AT 6:30pm. SHOW AT 7pm

WORD! SOUND! POWAH! Festival of Monodrama is the culminating artistic showcase of Artists-In-Residence at The Watah Theatre in mentorship with d'bi.young anitafrika.

*Trigger Warning*
Please note that presentations by artists-in-residence are for those 16 and older. The plays may feature mature content which may be triggering. There will be a talk-back after each performance as well as a wholistic health practitioner available to provide further support.

Mon, June 12, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7pm — 9pm show
SAGE LECTURE with Ordena Stephens-Thompson

Tues, June 13, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7 — 10pm show
Alexandra Sproule
I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv

Wed, June 14, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7 — 10pm show
Naomi Bain | Saba Akhtar | Angaer Arop | Anjreen AKANKE Finnikin

Thurs, June 15, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7 — 10pm show
Radha Pithadia
I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv

Fri, June 16, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7 — 10pm show
Sashoya Shoya Oya | Anne-Audrey | Xeynamay | Savannah Clarke | Faith-ann Mendes

Sat, June 17, 2017 | 6:30pm doors | 7 — 10pm show
Kamika Peters
I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv

The Watah Theatre, proudly announces the third of this year’s tri-annual festival in the 2016/17 Blk Bx Season, The Word! Sound! Powah! Festival is the culmination works by Artists-in-Residence in the 3rd term at The Watah Theatre and will kick off on June 12, with Ordena Stephens-Thompson as our Sage Secrets Lecturer!

Ordena Stephens-Thompson is an actress/performer who has worked extensively in television and is a veteran of the theatre. Her theatre credits include, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night, Enemy of the People; Stratford Festival, Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, ‘da kink in my hair; Mervish Productions, Yellowman; Obsidian/Nightwood, Who Knew Granny; Obsidian/Factory Theatre, The Real McCoy; Factory Theatre/GCTC, Another Africa; Canadian Stage, How Black Mothers Say I Love You; Factory Theatre, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf; Soulpepper Theatre. Selected television and film credits include, 10,000 Black men Name George, New in Town, Our America, ‘da kink in my hair, Rookie Blue, Committed, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. Ordena is also a wife, mother of two and a creator.

Session three of the residencies — focused on Mentorship and leadership — runs from March to June. Artists-in-residence explore the questions What is the relationship between the art that I create and the communities I am accountably responsible to? How do I define the sacred? What does integrity mean to me? The session culminates in the Word! Sound! Powah! Festival of Monodrama named in honour of Jamaica’s Rastafarian tradition of truth, rights and justice.

Venues: The Watah Theatre
9 Trinity Street #317
Distillery Historic District
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