It will be spilled secrets, hidden truths, shame, anger, hurt, horror all on one stage come Wednesday 22nd August at the British Council, Accra at 6pm.
#safeCARGO is the title of the play – written and directed by Esther A. Armah. Esther writes lead roles for women always and explains. “Women are treated like the supporting cast in life – and yet so often they lead – and so in theatre my practice is to always write lead roles for Black women.”
This is actually her fifth play. It is her first here in Ghana. Her previous plays are ‘Can I Be Me?’ – a one woman show; ‘Forgive Me?’ – a two-character drama about an African immigrant and her African-American African identity-obsessed boyfriend;
‘Entitled!’ – a three-character piece about the complicated issues within the world of Black beauty magazines and ‘Saviour?’ – an all-male piece about betrayal, family and justice.
All of her plays have been performed on the stages of New York and Chicago. Now living here in Ghana – she has penned what she plans will be the first of an annual theatre project focusing on big issues; using drama within theatre to connect, engage and challenge audiences.
Armah has a resume filled with global media and communications experiences across Africa, in the US and in London. Here in Ghana, she has appeared as a guest on The KSM Show; is a Commentator on Joy FM’s Ghana Connects and GHOne’s Ghana Today; she has appeared on GBC’s Women’s Voice with Host Selikem Apaloo.
She is host and Executive Producer of her own show ‘The Spin’, a weekly one-hour talk show featuring women’s voices and airing variously in Ghana on Citi FM and Starr FM; in Nigeria on WFM and in London on ABN Radio UK – it also airs across the US.
DATE: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22ND, 2018
RATE: FREE ADMISSION
VENUE: British Council (Off Liberia road)
TIME: 6:00pm sharp- 8:00pm.
Performance and Q&A (Moderated by Anita Erskine)
Please call for more information:
020 913 5630.