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BloodClaat: The Sankofa Trilogy Part One by d'bi.young anitafrika

The Watah Theatre
presents BloodClaat by d'bi.young anitafrika
Part 1 of The Sankofa Trilogy

October 26-November 20, 2016
Doors Open 6:30pm | Show 7pm Weds-Sat (Weds PWYC)
2pm Matinee Weds & Sundays

55 Mill Street, Building 9, Unit 317
Distillery Historic District M5A 3C4

#BloodClaat Written & Performed by Dbiyoung Anitafrika runs at The Watah Theatre Oct 26-Nov 20, 2016. 5 Dora Nominations. 2 Dora Awards. 10 Year Anniversary Production.

#BloodClaat is a story about a 15 year old girls coming of age through menstrual rights of passage and her courageous survival through childhood sexual assault.

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of BloodClaat, The Watah Theatre is pleased to announce the return of dbi.young multi-award winning triptych - The Sankofa Trilogy. The Watah Theatre will be staging a reimagined, site-specific production of BloodClaat October 26th to November 20th, 2016 to open its Blk Bx Season. BloodClaat comes following rave reviews of anitafrikas latest epic The Orisha Trilogy (which garnered a Dora nomination for Esu Crossing The Middle Passage, two Dora nominations and a Dora award for She Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt and an Audience Choice award for Bleeders).

The Sankofa Trilogy is d'bi.young anitafrika's two-time Dora Award winning premiere triptych of solo-performance works. It features the monodramas BloodClaat, followed Benu & Word! Sound! Powah! The trilogy journeys through the extraordinary stories of three generations of powerful Jamaican womxn: Mudgu Sankofa, her daughter Sekesu and her granddaughter Benu and their resolute belief in blood, truth and r/evolution. As to be expected in anitafrika's work, issues of equality, love, liberation are front and centre. BloodClaat was nominated for five Dora Awards including Outstanding Design, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production and won in the categories of Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance.

BloodClaat features the multi-award winning performer dbi.young anitafrika; Collectively Directed by the Creative Team; Set & Costumes by Rachel Forbes (How Black Mothers Say I Love You, Bleeders); Practical Lightning design by Brett Haynes (The Lovers, Breaking News); Spiritual Mentorship Raven Dauda (The Penelopiad, Doubt: A Parable).

The Nation Post: Imaginative and superbly Tight
Eye Weekly: young is charismatic performer who channels her fierce intensity into each of the dozen sharply differentiated characters she plays.
Xtra!: Powerful Piece Terrific celebration of the strength and achievement of black women


Brett Haynes