War Stories is the autobiographical story of a young girl coming to grips with the struggles of her father, country, and ultimately her own identity.
First of all, I 'd like thank those of you who've continued to support me throughout the years. I truly, deeply, dearly appreciate it. Your spirit of generosity, you have no idea, means so much, that's what keeps me going.
This project has been years in the making but the spark was ignited in 2003 by the declaration of war on Iraq. Seeing black and brown folks once again go off to fight, it was time. War Stories is my autobiographical story. The play chronicles the challenges of a black enlisted man looking to advance in the U.S. military – as seen through the eyes of his young daughter. The journey takes us through the Deep South to the Plains of Kansas to the Asian island of Taiwan. The work is definitely timely to what’s happening in the world today.
Directed by frequent collaborator Gregg T. Daniel and choreographed by the magnificent "diva" New York dancer/choreographer Nia Love, War Stories is a multi-media play using 16 mm home footage, photographic images, haiku poetry, dance movement as well as live accompaniment by the amazing cellist, Peter David Walden.
When the opportunity arose to take War Stories to New York, thanks to the support of two phenomenal women, Mamie-Louise Anderson and Jeanine Otis, I jumped on the opportunity. It was a dream come true.
On November 14 and 21, 2010, I'm performing my one-woman show War Stories at the beautiful, historical St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in East Village. I'm so excited! What a perfect time to be in New York. Although St. Mark's Church has been very generous, we need help getting to New York.
Your support is needed to purchase airline tickets for the crew - the performer (Me!), cellist (Peter David Walden), director (Gregg T. Daniel), producer (Isabel Storey), and stage manager (Henry Lide). Hence: Send the War Stories Crew to New York!
Hope you contribute. Thank you so very much!!!!!!
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