She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt

Photo by Jakkub Fulin

The Frank Theatre presents She, Mami Wata & The Pussy WitchHunt at the 2020 PuSh Festival.

January 29th – February 1st at 8pm at Performance Works

Tickets on the PuSh Festival website here

“[A] profound exploration of the intersections between personal identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and the consequences of colonization.”
—Mooney on Theatre

“She Mami… is scorching theatre.”
—NOW Toronto Magazine

d’bi young anitafrika takes on gender, sexuality, divinity and more in this erotic solo piece. Whether playing a church pastor, a pole dancer or a child in a schoolyard, d’bi positively glows with fervour; the spirit of protest runs strong through the multiple characters, shifting timelines and changing settings of the narrative. Telling the story of four friends and their lives in present-day Jamaica, the artist paints a picture of lust, love and the forces that would seek to deny them.

She Mami Wata is anchored in the writing and performing of its multi-talented star, but it’s also powered by music: to the side of the action is DJ Softieshan, dropping beats and loops that propel the story and add spice to an already sizzling drama. This is a performance that reflects the heat of the tropical sun, of frustrated passions, of the need for fulfillment that drives us all. It is, nevertheless, a highly specific work: queer, diasporic and feminine, and all the more beautiful for it.

✨Dora Award Winner – Outstanding Performance✨
✨Dora Award Nominee – Best New Play✨

This show takes place on the stolen, unsurrendered lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The Frank acknowledges their sovereignty and strives to act in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of these lands.

WRITER, PERFORMER d’bi young anitafrika
DJ, PERFORMER Shanique Kelly a.k.a. DJ Softieshan
DIRECTOR Fay Nass
SET & PROPS DESIGNER Jenn Stewart
COSTUME DESIGNER C.S. Fergusson-Vaux
LIGHTING DESIGNER Jillian White
SOUND DESIGNER Miquelon Rodriguez
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Mimi Abrahams
STAGE MANAGER Heather Barr
LEAD PRODUCER Anais West
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Mariam Barry

✨$20 DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOME FOLKS, BLACK FOLKS AND INDIGENOUS FOLKS* Please email Associate Producer Anais West at anais@thefranktheatre.com for more information. ✨

ACCESSIBILITY:
The theatre in this venue is fully accessible, with no steps or ramps. The washrooms are accessible, but the corridor to the men’s washroom is quite narrow. Both washrooms involve a sharp turn, and there are no mechanical switches to operate the washroom doors. The floor is made out of concrete so it may be slippery when wet. Accessible parking is located right by the front door of this Venue.

Washrooms have trans and non-binary inclusive signage.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ASL interpretation for this performance. We will be offering audio descriptions for folks with Low Vision.