1 + 1 Productions
EVENTS
Rap Tour
The Youth Company ~ TYC
Young Adult Acting Group
WOMEN OF SEASON
"Them Women Got The Spirit"
"Shakespeare's Women"
"The Strong Black Woman"
"For Colored Girls..."
"Let's Talk"
"Sapphire"
Beside The Man
Accomplished Black Women
Harlem Renaissance
"SangItGurl"

1plus1 Productions

The Strong Black Woman

By LIANI MAKATA



"While struggling with the reality of being a human instead of a myth, the strong black woman passed away. Medical sources say she died of natural causes but those who knew her know she died from being silent when she should have been screaming, smiling when she should have been raging, from being sick and not wanting anyone to know because her pain might inconvenience them. She died from an overdose of other people clinging to her when she didn't even have energy for herself. She died from loving men who didn't love themselves..."

DOUBT 1994-1995 ~ Misha Gordin
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"The Women of Season"
2004 Renee Matthews-Jackson
 
Four Seasons,
elements;
WOMEN!
Air, earth, fire, and water,
vibrant.
sashaying past yesterday. 
 
At least one hundred years
of talent on stage at once
giving birth
to reality-
to living...  
 
From life experiences
the women create melodrama, 
melodic musing, and  
heart-wrenching characters.
 
Seasons 
perspectively,
drawing from deep
within their individual souls,
to captivate audiences- 
 
    
 
 
 

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"The strong black woman passed away..."
 
 
"She died
from being misinformed about her mind,
her body, and the extent of her royal capabilities.
She died
from knees pressed too close together
because respect was never part
of the foreplay that was being shoved at her.
She died
from loneliness in birthing rooms
and aloneness in abortion centers.
She died
of shock in courtrooms where she sat alone,
watching her children being legally lynched.
She died
in bathrooms with her veins busting open
with self-hatred and neglect.
She died
in her mind, fighting life, racism,
and men, while her body
was carted away and stashed
in a human warehouse
for the spiritually mutilated..."
 
 
 
 
 
 I know I am still here...

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"The Strong Black Woman" is resurrected with this powerful staged reading.  You don't have to take responsibility for her death, but you can  help her reclaim the essence of life, love, dignity, and hope.  Schedule a performance and witness "The Women of Season" cause the miracle to happen right before your eyes.

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