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