An experiment in theater originally presented by That Uppity Girl Productions , Theater YinYin, and The Weeksville Heritage Center in July 2015
Daughters of the Bayou
A new kind of theatrical experience.
Part staged reading , part immersive theater, part time travel experiment.
That Uppity Girl Productions in collaboration with Theater YinYin presented an immersively staged reading of my work in progress, 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 on research on the practice of Hoodoo, Voodoo, Creole cuisine, and the evolution of jazz, this play finally took the form of a play reading and an immersive historical experience.
A night of music and theater took place July 18th, 2015 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 represent three historical eras, enabling visitors to better understand the evolving history of this visionary community.
Utilizing this extant slice of history and 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.