Sunday, March 22, 2015

La Negrita Chronicles to play at Providence's AS220

Speak Up Theatre presents
the Providence premiere of
Frania Romulus'
La Negrita Chronicles

Cathy Braxton leads all-star cast in a brave exploration of sexual assault on college campuses


Providence, RI, March 26th, 2015 - Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will show at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm. $15 General Admission. $10 Student Rate. Free admission for Brown & RISD students. 

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a timely satire that explores the intersection of racism and rape culture on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and the politically incorrect is embraced, revealing the insidious underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges. 

Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.

******************TRIGGER WARNING*******************

This play contains racial slurs, graphic language, and a portrayal of sexual violence.

About Speak Up

Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all. 
“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus

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1 comment:

  1. I've seen a couple of other events at other places, but this was my first time in here. It was amazing! Great venue, it's smaller than those bigger places but it is still a fair sized venue. Food at Boston venues was great and I think it's recently renovated - it didn't seem old or anything.