a reading of
The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
written and directed by Colette Robert
original music and lyrics by Dionne Mcclain-Freeney
featuring Brittany K. Allen, Lynae DePriest, Claire Fort, Shelley Fort, Ayesha Jordan, Starr Kirkland, Melissa Mickens, Cristina Pitter, Renika Williams, Akyiaa Wilson, Jehan O. Young
Sunday, June 25th, 8pm in the Great Room at South Oxford Space (aka A.R.T. New York, 138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
“The Harriet Holland Social Club” re-imagines a black debutante ball as an immersive piece of theatre. Guided by an Emcee, we follow six young black women as they navigate “The Black Society Event of the Year” from getting dressed backstage through the crowning of a bright and shiny brand new Miss Star-Burst. This project explores the history and language of “presenting” black female bodies and the interplay of race, class, gender, and economics.
To RSVP: http://www.maboumines.org/production/2017-resident-artist-showings/