Ifeoluwa is staying in an all-women hostel not far from the Thames. Estranged from her mother and in shock from the recent death of a beloved cousin, she receives an unexpected letter from her absentee father. Dare she read it? As if that weren't enough, the mysterious, malevolent water god Mami Wata just won't leave her alone...
Welcome to the sharing of my new play Mami Wata, which explores womanhood, non-western mythology, and mental health issues amongst women of colour.
As part of the research and development of this piece, I have been working with several women and girls groups and charities, and have run a series of writing workshops with the London Black Women’s Project. As part of the sharing, a few of the LBWP workshop participants will share a short excerpt of their work. Proceeds from ticket sales will help financially support their time with me in the workshops.
There will be a post-show Q&A after both performances - I would love to hear your thoughts and responses as I continue to develop this play.
The show is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Bisola Elizabeth Alabi - Writer, performer
Director - Angela Ekaette Michaels
Co- Movement Director/Performer - DK Fash
Co-Movement Director - DepiGorgogianni
Music Composer - Arun Ghosh
Illustrator - Katie Williams
With thanks to Streatham Space Project, the Young Vic, Bush Theatre and Tamasha.
Mami Wata is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Dates : 21/03/2019 - 22/03/2019
Location : Bush Theatre, London