Almeida (The Glorious)Book Now
“I’m on a mission to look for my history… I want a relationship with my ancestors… I took my grandmother’s middle name because I like the way it sounded: Almeida, the Glorious. I will pull from my ancestors to create my new self.”
The AMY Project’s young creators present this original creation exploring personal power, relationships with our ancestors and descendants, and how our given and chosen names shape us.
The AMY Project
Written and Performed by Nicole Acaso, Zainab Egbeyemi, Karis Jones-Pard, Jamie Kasiama, Destiny Laldeo, Caroline Manjaly, Morgan, Adri Almeida, Rofiat Olusanya, & Kaitlynn Rodgers; Directed by Julia Hune-Brown & Nikki Shaffeeullah; Assistant Directed and Stage Managed by Saba Akhtar; Assistant Directed and Script Coordinated by Julia Vodarek Hunter; Produced by Rachel Penny; Music coaching by Lisa Bozikovic; Movement Coaching by Amy Nostbakken; Poetry Coaching by Jamie Kasiama; AMY 2017 mentors: Lisa Bozikovic, Marjorie Chan, Audrey Dwyer, Karen Glave, Virgilia Griffith, Sarah Kitz, Kama La Mackerel, Shaista Latif, Amy Lee, Amanda Nicholls Amy Nostbakken, Clare Preuss, Gein Wong
photo by Bessie Cheng