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Daughters Of Lilith
$830 raised
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Ended Jun 17, 2017

Dainty Smith is an award-winning multidisciplinary Actor, Burlesque Performer, Playwright, Producer, and Speaker. Dainty believes that through the art of storytelling and a willingness to be exposed that genuine human connections can be made. Her performances often tell deeply vulnerable stories regarding race, religion, sexuality and challenging social boundaries. She has acted in the acclaimed theatre troupe Les Blues and co-produced the performance art collective Colour Me Dragg. Her diverse array of stage performances include the Mayworks Festival, Rock. Paper. Sistahz, Caminos Festival for Aluna Theatre, The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Artscape, and Daniels Spectrum Theatre. She is the founder of Les Femme Fatales: Women of Colour burlesque troupe, the first and only burlesque troupe for women of colour in Canada.

This work is the second play written and produced by storyteller and performer Dainty Smith, ''Daughters Of Lilith'' is a story about how Black women survive love, loss, heartbreak, misogynoir and trauma in a deeply anti-Black world. Directed by Ravyn Wngz and featuring a magical multidisciplinary cast of Black women creatives, it is a courageous exploration of love, heartbreak and witchcraft told through dance, movement, oral storytelling, projections and ancestral conjuring.

This play creates an urgently necessary space for Black women to centre their own traumas and joys, speaking to the realities of so many women whose stories rarely ever get to make it onto the Canadian stage.


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