September 16, 1963. The day after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama led Nina Simone to shift her career from artist to artist-activist as she believed, “An artist’s responsibility is to reflect the times.” Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs “Four Women” to give voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred due to the different hues of their skin: Aunt Sarah, Sephronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches.
This play with music includes some of Nina Simone’s most popular Civil Rights anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Go Limp,” and “Young, Gifted, and Black” to look at an artist and the women around her as their journey leads them down a path of discovery and healing.
*Contains adult language. If you have questions about content please call 404-532-1901
Every Wednesday at 7:30pm | Wednesday Windown
Sept 8th at 12pm | Community Conversation: Women Leading the Way: Powerful Stories of Great Women
These conversations are the springboard for the themes and issues presented in the plays we produce. Hosted by Associate Artistic Director, Jamil Jude, the conversations bring subject matter experts and the community together for 90 minutes of sharing and learning.
September 25 | Giwayen Mata
Giwayen Mata will join us for a special pre-show event at 7 PM! Arrive early to be inspired by the all sistah dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble.
September 26 | Pre-Show Jazz Set
Before the production, Singer/Songwriter Brenda Nicole Moorer will set the mood by singing some of your favorite jazz songs, as well as some original works from her album “Brand New Heart.”
Oct 13th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm | Interpreted Shows for Hearing Impaired
We offer interpreted signed shows for the hearing impaired at each of these performances. For additional info please call 404-532-1901 ext 208.
Oct 7th at 2:30pm | Cast Talk Back
Join us post-show for a moderated conversation with the artists to learn more about the work and hear some unexpected stories behind its creation.
Oct 10th at 6:00pm | Deep Dive
Learn more about the play with a deeper look into the artistic process.
Director: Michele Shay
Production/Stage Manager: Lisa L. Watson
Assistant Stage Manager: Ariel Young
Assistant Director: Danyé Brown
Musical Director: Christian Magby
Set Designer: Kat Conley
Costume Designer: Fontella Boone
Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
Sound Designer: Bobby Johnson
Wig Stylist: Day Byrd
Choreographer: Dawn Axam
Arranger: Dwight Andrews
Arranger: Darius Smith
Technical Director: Michael David Young, McCordco Scenic
Technical Director: Colin McCord, McCordco Scenic
Master Electrician: André Allen, Blacklight Productions
Wardrobe: Jarrod Barnes
Props: Elise Bennett
Intern- Dramaturgy Packet: Dayandra De Miranda-Leao
Intern – Dramaturgy Packet: Lauren Covington
This show is sponsored by