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Around the World in 80 Plays

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She Mami Wata & The PxssyWitch Hunt. written and performed by d’bi.young anitafrika.

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Bathed in the heat of the feminine erotic and the glow of the Caribbean sun, one of today’s most compelling performers, d’bi.young, tells the story of four friends and their entangled lives in Jamaica. Fusing memoir, music, and myth, this virtuosic performance journeys through love, loss, love and the magic of liberation. A sizzling drama that explores the intersection of identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and (de)colonization. Read the Playbill.

> Explore the 9 other plays from Jamaica to round out your Around the World in 80 Plays experience

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose and audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on June 2 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.

Complimentary access for Front Line Workers  and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life. 


CBC IDEAS - JAMAICA indepth Podcast (Available Now)

IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using She Mami Wata & The PxssyWitch Hunt as a launching-off point, host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Jamaican drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary Canadian context. FREE

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THE SIT DOWN - interview with D'bi.young anitafrika

Director of She Mami Wata & The PxssyWitch Hunt, d'bi.young anitafrika, sits down with Weyni Mengesha to discuss the traditions and the resistance that inform her solo performance, and how colonization has impacted Jamaican theatre. 


Restaurant Recommendations from Toronto LiFE

Raps is a fixture for traditional Jamaican fare grills jerk chicken on the sidewalk on Eglinton Ave W. all night long.
 
Order take out from this or other local area restaurants to enjoy while listening to the production.

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Spotlight from TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS - d'bi.young anitafrika

d’bi.young anitafrika is an African-Jamaican, globally celebrated dub poet, theatre interventionist, decolonial scholar and Canadian Poet of Honour. Uhuru!—specially curated by d’bi.young for TIFA—brings together Sudanese-Canadian master musician Waleed Abdulhamid, South African theatre matriarch Napo Popo Masheane, British-Jamaican sound performance artist Mohammed Rowe and d’bi.young anitafrika hxrself. An international night of poetry, music and theatre, from TIFA 2020.

Book Recommendations from Toronto International Festival of Authors


 

SPOTLIGHT FROM SMALL WORLD MUSIC - Ammoye

Current nominee for The JUNO Awards, Ammoye is an infectious vocalist raised in reggae, Ammoye is originally from Jamaica, now residing in Toronto. A 4-time JUNO Nominee, the artist's upcoming album is entitled ‘Water’. She is one of Canada’s best reggae/fusion vocalists and is considered by many as Canadian reggae’s “Next Big Thing”. Her album will feature productions from Kirkledove, Dubmatix, Natural High, DJ Agile, & Black Ice Entertainment who represent the best in their fields.

‘Water’s’ first single, ‘Girl Power’, celebrates womanhood and gives her female fans their end-of-year anthem. With her second single, ‘Give It All’, already in play, it’s evident this turn of the decade LP will be sought out and highly anticipated.

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ART ATTENTION FROM THE AGO

Quentin VerCetty, Art Educator at the Art Gallery of Ontario shares a piece of art from their collection, Jamaican Women (1900), Unknown.

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Explore Arts and Culture

Jamaica Music Museum
Kingston
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National Gallery of Jamaica
Kingston
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National Museum Jamaica
Kingston
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Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery & Garden
Montego Bay
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Dunn's River Virtual Tour
Ocho Rios
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Jamaican Food Tour
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The Theatrical Canon - jamaica

9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.

Chigger Foot Boys
By Patricia Cumper
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An Echo in the Bone
By Dennis Scott
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Whiplash
By Ginger Knight
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Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine
By Honor Ford-Smith, Patricia Cumper, Carol Lawes, Hertencer Lindsay and Eugene Williams
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Who Am I
By Webster McDonald
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QPH
By Sistren Theatre Collective
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blood.claat
By d'bi young
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Nine Night
By Natasha Gordon
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Masqueraders
By Stafford Ashani
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Through storytelling, we are radically transforming oppressive colonial practices that continue to subjugate people. She Mami Wata is urgent because it centres queer Black love as a potent force within that process of transformation; challenging patriarchy, misogyny, racism, classism, and homophobia through the experiences of characters we see ourselves in.

- d'bi.young anitafrika

All around the world and throughout history, humans have acted out the stories that are significant to them, the stories that are central to their sense of who they are, the stories that have defined their communities, and shaped their societies. When we talk about classical theatre we want to explore what that means from the many perspectives of this city. This is a celebration of our global canon.

- Weyni Mengesha, Soulpepper Artistic Director

Soulpepper’s Around The World In 80 Plays series has become essential for theatre lovers. Imagine a mini international theatre festival for the ears, intellect and soul.

- NOW Magazine


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