little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play
Misty de Berry
October 6, 2017 at 1104 S. Wabash October 7, 2017 at Threewalls
© Sandra Steinbrecher 2017
little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play is at once a memory-scape and a mytho-biography set to poetry, movement, and mixed media. A performance poem spanning from the Antebellum South to present-moment Chicago, it tells the story of a nomadic spirit named little-she who shape-shifts through the memories and imaginings of her sister, the narrator. Through the characters little-she and the narrator, the solo-performance explores embodied ways to rupture and relieve the impact of macro forms of violence in the micro realm of the everyday. To this end, little sister witnesses and disrupts the legacy of violence in the lives of queer Black women through a trans-temporal navigation of everyday encounters within familial, small groups and intimate partner spaces.
WAC was proud to partner with Threewalls for its inaugural performance series for the STREET LEVEL Festival; performances took place both at Columbia College Chicago and in Threewalls’ locations throughout the city.
Performance Curator: Jeffreen Hayes, Executive Director Threewalls
Co-Producers: Jeffreen Hayes, Executive Director Threewalls and Neysa Page Lieberman, Executive Director Columbia College DEPS
Project Manager: Regina Martinez, Artist & Artistic Engagement Associate, Threewalls
Assistant Project Manager: Sydney Pacha
Site Manager: Connie Stanley
Special thanks to Chicago Community Trust