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The Intersection: Woke Black Folk

"What happens when you bring together an Afrocentric cultural nationalist, a radical Black feminist academic, a grassroots community organizer and a moderate-to-liberal grounded in Christian faith? The Intersection: Woke Black Folk. Fagbamila’s groundbreaking one-woman show featuring four different perspectives taking us into the complexities of Black political identity." (Co-presented with OPAL and South House for Black Legacy Month 2022.) Retrieved from Dartmouth's website 2022 @hopkinscenter.

The Intersection: Woke Black Folk is an award-winning, internationally-touring stage play on the complexities of Black political identity, and a story about how humans navigate difference. It premiered at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles as the featured theatrical production in March 2018 and has since toured internationally -- staging in venues and universities across the U.S., England, the Netherlands, France and Brazil. This one-woman show calls into question the partisanship, groupthink and absence of nuance that often inform modern political debate. ​As an astute observer puts it, "How does Fagbamila's staging, claiming, theorizing, and embodying of contradictory perspectives create room in an otherwise claustrophobic political landscape?” View a brief look into the four characters here and the original Woke Black Folk poem here.

The Intersection: Woke Black Folk at Pan African Film Festival
The Intersection: Woke Black Folk at the Skirball Cultural Center
The Intersection: Woke Black Folk at UC Santa Barbara
The Intersection: Woke Black Folk at USC
The Intersection: Woke Black Folk at Dartmouth

Pan African Film Festival

Skirball Cultural Center

UC Santa Barbara

USC

Dartmouth

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