DIRECTING SHOW IN ATLANTA & NEW YORK
It’s been a wonderful experience directing the show Funnel Cake Flowers & the Urban Chameleons. When I tell folks that it’s a multi-media interactive live stage show, I can tell by their facial expressions that they don’t quite know what that is.
Well… it’s a show that has live performance, video stories, hip hop music, a DJ, a stage manager who interacts with the audience and live tweeting. It’s the latter that makes it interactive and lots of fun.
Created and brilliantly written and performed by HaJ (tickles.tv) — also my daughter– the show brings to life stories of people of color who seamlessly chameleon between white corporate America and their kinky hair handling, curry spice eating, hip gyrating and sometimes even tip-toeing up the courthouse steps in Manolo Blahniks to bail cousin Pookie out of jail America…because it’s complicated!
Last year we did the show at the Atlanta Fringe Festival and Spelman College for Family Weekend. It was a blast. At Spelman tweets from parents were surprisingly more provocative than tweets from students!
In June the show was part of the NY Fringe Festival. Now we are on the road again. The show will be presented at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center as part of the Atlanta Black Theater Festival (October 10) before returning to New York
for a one night Off Broadway performance on Theater Row (October 13) as part of the United Solo Theater Festival (the largest solo theater festival in the world).