Daughters of the bayou
Staged Reading | Play Development | Immersive Theater
That Uppity Girl Productions in collaboration with Theater YinYin presented a staged reading of my newest work Daughters of the Bayou. The play is loosely based on the famous yet mysterious Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Inspired by time spent in the city of New Orleans and years of research on the practice of Voodoo, Creole cuisine, and the evolution of jazz, this play finally took form this summer!
A night of music and theater took place July 18th at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Originally, Weeksville was one of America's first communities of free blacks during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, historic houses dating back to the late 1860's have been restored and interpreted to represnt three historical eras, enabling visitors to better understand the evolving history of this visionary community. Utilizing this extant slice of history, select moments from the play will be brought to life within the historic houses.
On July 18th, audience members were transported to a sultry night in 18th century New Orleans to meet The Daughters of the Bayou.