June 17, 2018
Nana Duffuor and Indigo Mateo present
Flight Deck, 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: $12 – $20 sliding scale, NOTA
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sprint-tickets-45187271345
Presented by Nana Duffuor and Indigo Mateo, Sprint is a performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance to tell the coming of age story of Nana D., a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants, discovering herself (and her dignity) in White America.
In the era of #BlackGirlMagic, Sprint begs the critical question: “What happens when a magical black girl breaks?”
Based off an original screenplay and collection of written works by Nana Duffuor, Sprint explores the writer’s experiences of anti-blackness and self-denial, sexual violence and self-destruction, healing and resistance. From Nana’s first act of resistance (urinating on the classroom floor of her detested sixth-grade teacher) to the powerful letter she sends to her rapists via Linkedin ten years after the event, Sprint draws upon Nana’s most hilarious and at times horrifying life lessons to inspire community healing.
Creating Queer Community Program
Nana Duffuor is a writer and performer based in Oakland, CA. After a five-year hiatus from creative writing, Nana reignited her voice and surfaced on the open mic scene at Black Repertory Theater’s Speakeasy event earlier this year. She is thrilled to bring to you her latest project, Sprint–a spirited retelling of life’s events leading up to this point–the good, the bad, the absurd, the humiliating, the hilarious, and, ultimately, the redemptive. Learn more at www.sprintmovement.com.
Indigo Mateo is a Jersey-risen millennial-soul singer and songwriter of Afro-Latina decent. She is the founder of “Soul Showers,” a healing program for survivors of sexual violence, and the Communications Manager at Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ). Passionate about the intersecting issues of mass incarceration, youth justice, and sexual violence, Indigo writes and sings to bring light to restorative practices and worthiness of all people in community. Learn more at www.indigomateo.com.