THE GROVE | A Play to Benefit MYMP (MoAD Youth Media Program) Saturday August 4, 2012 July 25, 2012Posted by ebmc in Arts, Community EVENTS.
THE GROVE | A Play to Benefit MYMP (MoAD Youth Media Program)
Saturday August 4, 2012
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, San Francisco CA, 94105
The Grove! written by exceptional new playwright Mfoniso Udofia follows American-born Adiagha as she struggles to honor her Nigerian family and its deeply steeped traditions, while fighting to come into her own voice and individuality. Alongside a compelling story, The Grove combines traditional Nigerian song, spoken word poetry, and strong vocal rhythms to make a truly unique and exciting piece of theatre.
Mfoniso Udofia is a New York based storyteller, actor, slam-poet and teaching artist. She attended Wellesley College for Political Science and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s award winning, American Conservatory Theater. During this stay in the Bay Area, Udofia pioneered a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bayview/Huntspoint and she became a regular player in the underground slam scene. Ms. Udofia is currently completing a trilogy chronicling the lives of a traditional Nigerian family transplanted in America. The first play in this installation, The Grove, is a 2012 Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference semi-finalist. Also, Udofia’s feature film Fred, in which she plays Victoria and starring Elliot Gould, will headline the 2012 Edinburgh Festival! Follow her @mfudofia and keep up on the scoop at http://www.mfonisoudofia.com
Seating is limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
$5 suggested Donation. All proceeds go to support the MoAD Youth Media Program (MYMP).