Saturday August 20th Shabutaso will be the opening act for Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 2016 show “The Beautiful Beast”. Shabutaso is honored to kick off the night as an ambassador to one of the world’s oldest storytelling traditions, the griot or djeli tradition from West Africa. The Pre-show starts at 6:20pm at the magical Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill. This outdoor amphitheater is perfect for families and a great place to meet up with friends. There’s nothing more intriguing than to be out under the stars with hundreds of people watching the seemingly impossible evolve before your eyes. You can’t help but leave feeling hopeful about the world we live in.
I’ve been engaged in lots of conversation with my sistah-friends during the run of I Love My Hair The Play about what the piece is bringing up for them. Aya Shabu, our inspired choreographer, has identified the need for “hair loving” sessions. She’s observed that our hair is generally OFF LIMITS most of the time. Either it’s just been done and nobody (including our partner) can touch it. Or it’s not been done and nobody (including our partner) can see it, let alone touch it. We wonder… what are the long term physiological effects of not allowing our hair to be touched, other than by our trusted stylist? We believe that we need “hair loving” sessions where we gather together with the express purpose of letting our hair OUT without fear, shame, judgement, or a fiercely styled agenda. So, here is OUR assignment… 1) Purchase your tickets today to see I LOVE MY HAIR, 2) Host a “hair loving” session in your home with a handful of your closest sistah-friends and their daughters, 3) Engage in meaningful conversation. Together, we can transform the culture of black women and our hair with a simple loving touch.
I Love My Hair on Good Days Then Again When It’s Defiant and Impressive is B-A-A-C-K! Aya Shabu joins cast and crew of last year’s sold out performance about hair, race, class, identity, and relationships for a spectacular re-mounting and run.
Come meet Durham choreographer Aya Shabu along with ILMH’s director, cast, and design team for food, music, and advance tickets this Saturday.
• Did you have to stand in a long line on the day of the show hoping to purchase a ticket?
• Did you want to bring someone but couldn’t because the show was full?Well make sure that doesn’t happen again — Beat the crowd and get your tickets EARLY!
Join us for a special night:I LOVE MY HAIR INSIDER EVENT – FREE OPEN HOUSE
Hosted by FORTY / AM
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 – Between 6:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St., Durham, NC
WHAT: A free, open-house event — Drop in anytime!
• Meet the director and members of the cast
• Enjoy live music
• Have some good food (while it lasts!)
Provided by Chef Ricky from The Saltbox Seafood Joint.And while you’re here, buy special advance tickets for I Love My Hair, running January 16 – February 1, 2014. Official ticket sales don’t begin until November 11, but on October 26 ONLY you can buy in person at Manbites Dog from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with cash, check, or credit card. (Can’t make it to Manbites? Advance tickets will also be available online at manbitesdogtheater.org by credit card all day on October 26.) Sorry, no phone orders on October 26.
LET US KNOW YOU ARE ATTENDING OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.