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Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True

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Hear Word! Najia Women Speak True. Photo: Gretjen Helene

Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7pm

Friday, January 18, 2019, 7pm

 

HEAR WORD! NAIJA WOMAN TALK TRUE is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Staged by director and writer Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria, and the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.

Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses (Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Elvina Ibru, Omonor, Ufuoma McDermott, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, Odenike and Oluchi Odii) as well as percussionists Emeka Anokwuru and Blessing Idireri.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm

Performances at 7pm

Tickets: $13 plus booking fee

 

These two performances will offer guests a preview of The Africa Center, which will shortly be opening to the public!

For more information and to book tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

 


 

Presented by iOpenEye

Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa

Costume Designer: Ituen Basi

Lighting Designer: Aja M. Jackson

Projection Designer: Johnathan Carr

Tour Representation: ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann

For more information, visit www.hearword.com

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