Tagline: “When your inner child takes your child’s side, it’s time to take a look in the mirror”
One of Anansi’s sons seeks a closer relationship with carefree and independent Anansi, while the latter resists changing their dynamic. How then does someone renowned for wisdom and eloquence also learn to truly listen?
“Anansi Discovers His Reflection” is my love letter to Trickster folklore, combined with my continued exploration of devised theatre – incorporating music, projection, and puppetry. I will embed three life lessons in this new parable: “Be patient”, “Be open”, and “Be authentic.” By examining Anansi’s responses, someone who is bigger than life and a spider, it is easier to ensure the content isn’t Black trauma porn for the colonial gaze.
Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (Cahoots Theatre, 11/28/22)
Velvet Duke Productions acknowledges funding support through the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario #ArtsAddValue