TYPT23 Invites You to Join Us in the Realm of the Gods
Talawa Young People Theatre 2023 presents an original production: WHAT I HEAR I KEEP.
Can Black Myth heal and connect the diaspora? Can it help us understand who we truly are as a people in today’s world?
Directed by Philip J Morris
At an ACS (Afro-Caribbean Society) link-up, a space that normally champions the diversity of the black diaspora, a group of young people who are experiencing different levels of disconnect to their blackness, the diaspora, and themselves are given space to explore their issues, reconnect, and potentially heal through myths, teachings, histories and the words of ancestral guides delivered by three deities:
Shango, a warrior orisha from the Yoruba tribe, represented as the element of wind.
Mawu-Lisa, an androgynous creator deity from the kingdom of Dahomey, represented as the element of water.
Silika, a new god created from the disconnect to challenge the old mythology represented as the element of fire.
Come and follow this story through to its thought-provoking conclusion.
- Jerome Scott
- Chisobem Chinweze
- Mascuud Dahir
- Jonathan Ude
- Katia Del Rio Smith
- Stephan Hunte-Wilson
- Savannah Kityo
- Gloria Akpoke
- Marli Hart
- Rebekar Sunshine Oluyadi
- Micaiah John
- Mya Onwugbonu
- Producer: A’Ishah Waheed
- Assistant Producer: Regina Agard-Brathwaite