ANEEMAH’S SPOT @ Rock Paper Sistaz 2011
Written by Motion
Directed by Dian Marie Bridge
Starring Araya Mengesha & Lola Bunz 2 SHOWS!! Sunday May 15th, 2pm & 5pm @ 610 Christie Street, TOronto
Rock Paper Sistahz & Motionlive present ‘Aneemah’s Spot,’ Sunday May 15th, 2011 @ the Wychwood Theatre, 610 Christie Street, TOronto. Written by Motion, directed by Dian Marie Bridge, ‘Aneemah’s Spot’ features the talents of Araya Mengesha & Funmilola “LolaBunz” Lawson in this debut production.
ANEEMAH’S SPOT: the Base is a stylistic mix of stealthy dialogue, rhyme and spoken word. A funeral brings Aneemah and Wan together to mourn, connect, and share their histories, as they are forced to let go of the past and choose how they will navigate life from these moments on.
WRITTEN BY:: MOTION, a poet, lyricist, emcee, who spans the realms of music, spoken word and drama, composing for screen and stage. A member of Obsidian’s 2009 Playwright’s Unit, and currently a part of Natural Resources 2011 at Factory Theatre, her theatriks have been seen, read & heard at the International Black Playwright’s Festival, bcurrent’s Rock Paper Sistaz Fest and the Canonize This! Reading Series. Next:: a brand new work debuts at Summerworks 2011.
DIRECTOR :: DIAN MARIE BRIDGE is a theatre director, writer & producer. Dian was Intern Artistic Director at Obsidian Theatre, former Editor of CanPlay Magazine. She recently directed the Baby Boyz Dance Group in Three Boyz, Three Countries, One Dream, presented by Dance Immersion, and returns to the Stratford Festival for the 2011 season as a member of the Michael Langham Workshops for Classical Direction.
FEATURING:: From screen to stage, ARAYA MENGESHA brings the drama, appearing in the acclaimed “Nurse.Fighter.Boy,” “Soul Food” and on the Stratford stage. A talented actor and spoken wordist, he is an alumni of bcurrent’s rAiz’n project. Catch him next in “Another Africa” at CanStage’s Bluma Theatre this fall, and later in “Purple Don’t Cry” as part of the Theatre Passe Murielle’s 11/12 season.
FEATURING :: Emcee, actress and spoken word artist, FUNMILOLA “LOLA BUNZ” LAWSON has been featured in anita.afrika theatre’s groundbreaking “Jinch Malrex” and most recently starred in the Amy Project’s “Check OUT!” And more on the horizon: Shows, studio and anticipated mixtape coming soon.
ROCK PAPER SISTAHZ :: is presented by bcurrent Theatre Company, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking festival, with 10 days of Plays, Film, Dance, Art, Workshops, Performance, Comedy, Storytelling and a full day of programming called ‘Uth: A Day Experience’ which features ’Aneemah’s Spot’ amongst its stellar lineUP.
FOR MORE INFO ::
Rock Paper Sistahz @ bcurrent.ca
Aneemah’s Spot @ Facebook
Motionlive @ Twitter
photography by amber williams king
design by riad