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Shenanigans
West Side Theatre
Jersey City, NJ
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After her mother's unexpected death, a devoted daughter struggles to adjust to her newfound matriarchal duties. An intimate, dramatic, and humorous look at love and life from a menopause baby who embraces her inherent dysfunction to care for her eccentric 82-year-old father and Smokey, the affable family pet.

About Helena D. Lewis

Helena D. Lewis is an award winning actress, poet, and playwright.  Her one-person show, Call Me Crazy: Diary of A Mad Social Worker, chronicles her work in the social service field portraying twenty-five characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy has had over fifteen sold-out performances and was profiled on the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) SocialWorkersSpeak website and Rutgers Alumni Magazine.

Call Me Crazy is the winner of the AUDELCO 2014 Best
Solo-Performance Award, Best Short at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in NY, and was festival Pick at the inaugural DC Black Theater Festival. Helena has also performed Call Me Crazy at the NASW-NJ 2012 Annual Conference, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, Rutgers University School of Social Work Field Day, and was produced by Urbintel, Inc. in conjunction with the New York Public Library at the Schomburg Center in NY.

Lewis has performed at numerous universities and colleges across the country and has been featured in the Peabody Award Winning series, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.

Lewis is currently a member of the performance troupe HERStory, the host of VERSES at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NY, and the host of the Midnight Poetry Jams at the National Black Theater Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem, NC.

Lewis was a featured performer at the 2015 Mother Tongue Monologues produced by Black Womens Blueprint, and can be seen in the television series, The Cipher; the Hip-Hop horror movie, Golddigger Killer, which won Best Short at the Odyssey Awards; What Goes Around Comes Around; Freshman Seminar; and is a featured artist in Art of Love & Struggle: Women in Hip-Hop. Her new one-person play, Shenanigans, debuted at the 2015 Downtown Urban Theater Festival in NY at the HERE Arts Center.
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West Side Theatre (View)
285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
United States


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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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