Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist
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Yellow Card, Red Card

Yellow Card, Red Card is a play-and-sporting-event-in-one that explores what happens when young women in a socially and culturally restrictive environment begin to recognize their own agency. 

Yellow Card, Red Card was invited to the Ice Factory Festival at the New Ohio Theatre in Aug. 2017

"Compelling and engaging...a powerful and beautifully executed work."  - The Reviews Hub 

"A joyful and moving production...about young women transcending their station in life, making difficult decisions, and living with the consequences." - StageBuddy

Photography: Kenneth Shook / featuring toreé alexandre, alfie fuller, irungu mutu, Phumzile sitole, & selamawit worku 

 

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In Yellow Card, Red Card four female soccer players in a Muslim town in Cameroon prepare for a championship that will determine the future of the team, and the trajectory of each girl’s life. Incorporating movement based on the games and practices of a real-life Cameroonian girls’ team, this play-and-sporting-event-in-one explores what happens when young women in a socially and culturally restrictive environment begin to recognize their own agency. 

Poster design: Manuel Miranda

 

Yellow Card Red Card had a workshop at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dec. 2016, featuring Yaw Asante, Zania Cummings, Ziaphora Dakile, Quincie Lewis, & Ava McCoy: 

 
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The characters are based, in part, on a team of girls I interviewed while I was in Cameroon to research the play.