Thursday, August 11, 2011

DEBUTING in BOSTON: Love, Queens who Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Jamila Capitman and Heather Thomas

Hello all!

I am a part of the cast of "Love, Queens..." It is the last week of August from the 22-28 at UMASS Boston. All the details are below. So if you're in the Boston area come & check it out!!

Hope you can make it!

Best regards,

Adobuere Ebiama

Raw Fruit Theater Troupe presents:

Love, Queens who Suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
at Snowden Auditorium, UMass Boston
Monday, August 22nd until Sunday, August 28th
Doors Open 7:30pm

"Love, Queens..." depicts 7 women ranging in age, sexuality and female identity. Each of the women wears a different color, representing different aspects of the marginalized woman. In the tradition of Ntozake Shange’s iconic play, “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf”, “Love, Queens…” uses the beauty of spoken word, song and dance to encourage reflection and healing from the traumas of urban life. The play consists of poetry written by several Philadelphia-based female poets and was compiled and written by Jamila Capitman and Heather Thomas.

Sponsored by the UMass BostonTrotter Institute, and supported by The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, this critical piece of performance art is a movement, with the goal of destigmatizing mental health issues in urban communities. The production sheds light on unresolved issues in our society, such as gun violence and mental health, which often go ignored. This piece offers healing, while creating a platform for conversation.

"Love, Queens..." first made it's debut at the New Freedom Theater in Philadelphia in 2008. Since, the play has had consistent sold out performances, and is now on a nationwide tour! The Boston production of “Love, Queens…” is the first stop in this unconventional seven city U.S. tour with stops in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans, Atlanta and New York, all urban hubs of the black community. DON'T MISS THE BOSTON DEBUT!

Come celebrate life and the continued struggle for peace in urban communities:

Monday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 28th.
Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm.
Tickets can be purchased online ( )
OR at the door.

For more information, or for group rates please contact: or (609) 408-8912.!/event.php?eid=229407497100707

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