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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman (Dream Up 2019)

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Funny

About the show

An autobiographical, one woman coming-of-age story about an African-American woman who was raised by a Southern family, which relocated to the North. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

In a journey of triumph tinged with bits of heartache, a scrappy Jersey girl-child navigates a changing world and finds the courage to live life on her own terms. Actress, soprano, and storyteller Tara Lake takes audiences on a journey into the world of African-American Jersey girlhood in the 1980s-1990s – a world of captivating characters steeped in family Sundays, church conventions, and extravagant reunions, weddings, and funerals. In this compelling sojourn embracing southern roots, gospel rhythms, and queer identity, one family’s love conquers all. Join us for an unforgettable performance of soul-rich theatre, storytelling, song, and poetry!

Member Reviews (5)


Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Funny
Avg Score

Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Slow

See it if You appreciate gospel style singing and a family story.

Don't see it if You don’t care for single performer family stories.

Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solo performance about a woman and her family and her journey to adulthood. You want to hear some good stories.

Don't see it if Yo don't like solo performances. You don't like to hear stories about families. You don't want to hear some great singing.

Also Was not sure what I was getting into at this performance but I truly e... Read more Read less

Slow, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Nonlinear, Great voice

See it if You enjoy one person autobiographical shows acted by a talented artist playing all the roles in her story.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy religious references, nonlinear stories or when the artist burst into song without understanding why. It was a bit slow.

Great singing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like a one-woman show about the life of the artist. Amazing gospel singing! She really has a wonderful voice!

Don't see it if you don't like gospel singing or one-woman shows.

Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love soul stirring singing of gospel music You enjoy a black woman”s story about her life , her family and coming out as gay

Don't see it if You don’t like a religious theme running throughout and the black church experience You don’t like gospel music

“I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman (Dream Up 2019)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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