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Friday, March 23, 2018 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018 3:00 PM // MULTIPLE VENUES

Tignon: Work-in-Progress Showing

Jillian Walker shares selections from Tignon, her new play-with-music in development, as well as some of her research and inspiration for the work.

Jillian Walker, the 2017-18 UMS Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist, has been working throughout the season with UMS and U-M and community partners to develop Tignon, a play with music inspired by an 18th-century New Orleans law requiring women of color to cover their hair in public. Jillian shares her process and work-in-progress in two public events:

  • Friday, March 23 at 4 pm // Newman Studio at the Walgreen Drama Center (Ann Arbor)
  • Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm // Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit)

 

Walker is a singer, writer, performer, dramaturg, and thought leader with a passion for creating seismic cultural shifts. Her theatrical work bends genre and ruminates on “non-traditional” themes to deliberately disrupt the status quo and dig for a path to collective liberation. Named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr in 2016, her latest work, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, appeared in 2017 ANT Fest (aka All New Talent Festival) at Ars Nova. Her first play, SARAH’S SALT, is the winner of the Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series. She was born in Detroit, MI, and aspires to uphold the tremendous cultural legacy of her birthplace.

Reading Cast: James Busam, Breon Canady, Krystle Dellihue, Sidni Goodman, José Martinez Chavarría, Kayla Mundy, Roanna Renee, Breayre Tender

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3/23/18 4:00 PM
3/25/18 3:00 PM

MULTIPLE VENUES

Tignon: Work-in-Progress Showing

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Jillian Walker shares selections from Tignon, her new play-with-music in development, as well as some of her research and inspiration for the work.

Jillian Walker, the 2017-18 UMS Education and Community Engagement Research Residency Artist, has been working throughout the season with UMS and U-M and community partners to develop Tignon, a play with music inspired by an 18th-century New Orleans law requiring women of color to cover their hair in public. Jillian shares her process and work-in-progress in two public events:

  • Friday, March 23 at 4 pm // Newman Studio at the Walgreen Drama Center (Ann Arbor)
  • Sunday, March 25 at 3 pm // Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit)

 

Walker is a singer, writer, performer, dramaturg, and thought leader with a passion for creating seismic cultural shifts. Her theatrical work bends genre and ruminates on “non-traditional” themes to deliberately disrupt the status quo and dig for a path to collective liberation. Named “one of New York City’s most exciting playwrights” by the Bushwick Starr in 2016, her latest work, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, appeared in 2017 ANT Fest (aka All New Talent Festival) at Ars Nova. Her first play, SARAH’S SALT, is the winner of the Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series. She was born in Detroit, MI, and aspires to uphold the tremendous cultural legacy of her birthplace.

Reading Cast: James Busam, Breon Canady, Krystle Dellihue, Sidni Goodman, José Martinez Chavarría, Kayla Mundy, Roanna Renee, Breayre Tender

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