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Don't miss She Mami Wata & The Pxssywitch Hunt (Premieres June 2)
She Mami Wata & The PxssyWitch Hunt. written and performed by d’bi.young anitafrika.
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.
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.
COMING SOON: CBC IDEAS - JAMAICA indepth Podcast (Premieres June 2, 2021)
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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Explore Arts and Culture
Explore the National Gallery of Jamaica's virtual exhibit on the work of Barrington Watson, one of Jamaica's best known artists.
Learn about the effects of WWI and WWII on Jamaicans through National Museum Jamaica's virtual exhibit.
Explore the lush gardens and some of the artwork of the Ahhh...Ras Natango Gallery & Garden in Montego Bay.
Explore the Dunn's River Falls, a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios.
Learn about Jamaican and Rastafari cuisine and the various fruits and vegetables native to Jamaica.
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.
Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine illustrates one of contemporary dramatic works of
the Caribbean region, which deftly evokes the cultural and socio-political environment
permeating the everyday lives of the populace in these island nations.
set in Kingston Jamaica amidst complex understandings of queerness and manhood. The
protagonist negotiates the societal demands he encounters while suffering the impact
of rape, in silence.
QPH uses the stories of three women, Queenie, Pearlie, and Hopie. Each woman takes
turns telling stories about significant moments of her life living and working in the Carribean,
culminating in her eventual settlement at an "alms house" for poor older women in Kingston.
This play tells the coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Mudgu SanKofa, a girl in Kingston,
Jamaica. Mudgu encounters her reggae-loving boyfriend, a machete-wielding stranger and
her religious aunty as she bridges the gap between innocence and maturity.
Jamaican Nine Night wake. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death
with a party that lasts over a week is a test. Nine nights of music, food, sharing stories – and
an endless parade of mourners.
Stafford ‘Ashani’ Harrison’s ‘Masqueraders’ draws on the playwright’s Rastafari consciousness to critique Eurocentricism and white supremacy and establish an alliance with the idealogical left that transcended race and class privilege.