Dates and Times
Fri 7 - Sat 8 June 2019 at 7.15pm
Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tuesday 28 May – Sunday 16 June.
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Presented by Nancy Ofori Geywu
“I just want to learn what’s normal and what’s not normal. Yeah. What it’s meant to be like. I just want to be happy.”
Kind of Woman is a new one-woman play about Ama, a young Swedish-born Ghanaian woman who has moved to London for University with her best friend.
On a night out, Ama meets her future boyfriend. What ensues is the fantasy turning into a nightmare. Ama goes from feeling adored and loved, to feeling like she is walking on eggshells. After the relationship, Ama begins to reflect on a version of a real Ghanaian ritual that her mother did for her when she was young and begins to wonder what kind of woman she is, and who she wants to be.
We go on a journey with her as she tries to navigate the effects of the relationship, realising that she alone can define who she is. The play is inspired by true events and is an exploration of love, self-love, emotional abuse and intergenerational Black female relationships.
Supported by Arts Council England, Talawa Theatre Company and Alumni and Friends Fund.
There will be a collection for the Athena service, run by Refuge after both performances.
The show contains references to self harm and emotional abuse. Recommended age 14+
About the company
Nancy is an afro-swedish performer/theatre maker and emerging playwright, who creates work that aims to uplift and explore Black women’s lives and experiences.
She is currently part of the Soho Writers’ Lab 18/19. Credits include: The Vagina Dialogues (Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Vaults 2018) and Kind of Woman (Talawa Firsts 2018).
Creative Director for Kind Of Woman: Yami Löfvenberg.
Producer: Sanna-Karina Aab
Lighting Designer: Heidi Blackaby
Image credit (c) Emma Sheldrick