Jovelyn Richards presents Strippin Down to Story
Strippin Down to Story
Written and performed by: Jovelyn Richards
Directed by: Stephanie Anne Johnson
Music by Mike Wilson (sax) Dexter Rogers (keyboards
Set in the early 1930's, Diane Edwards a Negro woman is faced with the twin barriers of race and gender. She is a woman who filled the academic and social gatherings of her peers with questions as well as answers. Eventually she was stripped of opportunities including her marriage. Diane Edwards ends up in the most exclusive back alley Negro strip tease club in New York, where she spends her nights known as Stardust. Her sensual movements invoke the spirits of 'Others' voices throughout history, those who have been dehumanized and silenced by race, gender, and sexual identity, including the memories of her grandmother who had been a slave.
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