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Black Lives, Black Words Presents “Call for the Wailing Women”
October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 25, 2020
Black Lives, Black Words, a Chicago-based activist theater company with international talent that provides black creatives with an artistic platform, will virtually perform the world premiere of “Call for the Wailing Women,” as part of its powerful virtual series “Plays for the People.” This two-handed play is a modern-day, Afro-Centric take on ancient Greek playwright Euripides’ “The Suppliants,” written by Chicago South Side Native Katrina D. RiChard, whose mission is to illuminate marginalized voices, and tell stories that have never been told before with a fresh perspective through her experiences in Chicago.
Based in Chicago, Black Lives Black Words International Project is led by Founder and Managing Curating Producer Reginald Edmund and Co-founder, Executive Producer and Creative Director Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, who has been listed for three consecutive years in the Stage Top 100 Power List.