Other Side of the Game at the 13th Annual rock paper sistahz festival

Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Location: Aki Studio Theatre at Native Earth Space
  • Address: 585 Dundas St. EAS, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)
  • All Ages: Yes

Other Side of the Game is at the rock paper sistahz festival! This year we are honoured to join a line-up of incredible artists who will be presenting as part of 23 Hours Live (you heard right – 23 hours of works are being presented one-after-the-other…amazing right?!).

Tickets to the rock paper sistahz festival available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rockpapersistahz13-festival-tickets-11359664061

The name of the play is Other Side of the Game and it is a raw interrogation into the cycles that often lock Black communities into suicidal definitions of love and justice. This play exists at the intersection of an activist urgency that defined North America in the 70′s and the contemporary era’s raw and unapologetic Hip Hop generation. At the centre stands the women who in organizing communities, protecting loved one’s and battling institutions live(d) by a ride-or-die philosophy. These are women for whom freedom is inextricably connected to the people they love. Other Side of the Game is a research-informed theatre play that is largely inspired by the numerous interviews that have been conducted with individuals in Toronto and Halifax. The author acknowledges these individuals for sharing their stories and providing the foundation for the inspiration of this work.

The first draft of this play was written collaboratively with Keisha-Monique Simpson. All subsequent drafts are written by Amanda Parris.

This reading of Other Side of the Game is a presentation of the second draft of the script.

Written by Amanda Parris. Directed by Cara Eastcott Starring: Abena Malika, Shomari Downer, Amanda Parris and Drae Walsh.

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