By: Apphia Campbell
Directed by: Caitlin Skinner
Co-presented by Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
From the creator of the hit show Black Is The Color Of My Voice comes a story about the African-American experience. Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues sung live, two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.
One, a notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a present-day university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalised through political activism, and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee?
Previously performed as a one person show under the title WOKE, this will be a larger scale reimagining of Campbell’s Scotsman Fringe First Award winning show.
A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Stellar Quines co-production.