In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. This solo show is what they brought back. More…
From the show:
A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.
Their memories, their questions, and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.
It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.
See it if Rochelle Rose's powerhouse performance keeps one enthralled in Thompson's flawed yet forceful mono-drama Sledgehammer centerpiece a stunner
Don't see it if Yes, the political is personal but Thompson fails to provide enough connecting links in this slavery saga The rage is potent but exhausting
See it if you are intrigued by the idea of a strong, Black woman describing her personal quest for identity. Interesting use of physical metaphor.
Don't see it if you have overdosed on one person shows with video backdrops and intense social messaging.
See it if you're a person of color (85% were white on Jan. 10); you'd like to understand the corrosive effects of racism; you've faced discrimination
Don't see it if you expect a polished script; you favor light-hearted entertainment; you hate wearing safety goggles during a performance
See it if you enjoy one person shows that share a personal journey. Some words are resonant, some are lacking, though R. Rose really lives the story.
Don't see it if you expect a straight forward narrative, many things are implied or not fully explained. Also, there are safety goggles and a sledgehammer.
See it if You like one women shows that talk about life experiences.
Don't see it if You are racist or uncomfortable with being called out on stereotypes.