Politics: The Language of Color & All Her Children
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri, Oct 22, 8:00 PM
Duration: 75 mins w/out intermission
Venue: Fort Mason
Location: Young Performers Theatre
Advance Price: $23 - $25
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Production DetailsPolitics: The Language of Color & All Her Children
"Politics: The Language of Color & All Her Children" is a futuristic evening-length solo theatre performance written and performed by Nkechi Emeruwa-Neuberg. Set in the year 2026, the play engages audiences in an exploration of what color and race mean in the light of past, present and future political frameworks. Despite the hardships and frequent setbacks for those seeking equality, "The Language of Color" calls for hope and optimism in the struggle, stating "It's not a Black thing, It's not a Jewish thing, it's kind of a Rainbow thing. It's more of a 'We The People' thing."Nkechi
Transdisciplinary artist Nkechi's work defies definition as she mixes the use of theatre, music, dance, film, painting, writing, or any other modality that carries the narrative through enabling her performance art to be interpreted as a real life experience. Through this transdisciplinary art form, in her words, "storytelling on steroids" she creates immersive experiences which engage audiences in empathetic and dynamic conversations and activities that impact the way attendees navigate and identify in their world. In her offerings there is usually a flag or two waved, a song sung and some chocolate (dark, milk or white) to be shared and enjoyed.
Nkechi Emeruwa-Neuberg (Writer and Performer)
Nkechi is a San Francisco Bay Area actor, singer-songwriter, painter and performance artist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford she performed in a few theater productions and on a dare auditioned for and was chosen to sing lead for a college band. Her first trans-disciplinary performance art work titled, "Licensed to Drive While Black," debuted in 2016, and was performed throughout the Bay Area over a period of three years. "Licensed" took the audience on a highly interactive journey walking alongside a first generation Nigerian-American discovering what it means to be Black in America.