Brava! for Women in the Arts & Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience present
Adventures of A Black Girl: Traveling While Black
Fri & Sat 8pm Sun 3pm
Written & performed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
Direction & Design by Jose Maria Francos
Back by popular demand!
After a rockin' debut in in March of 2013, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe's Traveling While Black returns to the Brava Studio for an extended workshop. TWB is part travelogue, part history lesson, part stand-up comedy and based on a lifetime of travel as a touring artist. Come see the show that had audiences screaming for more! Get tickets early! Seating is limited!
Based on treks through Europe, the Americas and Africa, Traveling While Black is part travelogue and part history lesson and seeks to exploit the tensions between tourism and colonialism as it interrogates boundaries and reveals cultural connects and disconnects. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander, TWB examines the post-slavery condition of Black travel, both fanciful and forced. The show received original support from Zellerbach Family Foundation.
TWB is part of a trilogy of plays by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. The first production of the trilogy, Adventures Of A Black Girl In Search of Academic Clarity and Inclusion has been published in the anthology, solo/black/woman by Northwestern University Press! Purchase a copy here!
Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Actor/Writer) is an award-winning director, actor and writer. She has directed at Trinity Rep, Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, WaterTower Theatre/Dallas, Mark Taper Forum, Southern Rep in New Orleans and Alabama Shakespeare, among others. A onetime performer with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Edris has performed at many regional and independent theaters and for more than a decade was a lead artist for Rhodessa Jones’ The Medea Project; Theatre for Incarcerated Women. Edris’ original solo performances have been seen at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and the University of Florida in Gainesville; and in San Francisco at AfroSolo Festival, Intersection For the Arts and other small independent venues, including her own former Sugar Shack Performance Gallery and Cultural Center in the Lower Haight. Internationally, Edris has performed in Ibadan, Nigeria and Berlin, Germany and presented scholarship on performance in Mexico, the UK and the Netherlands.