American Repertory Theater will present Hear Word! Naija Women Talk True, a celebration of Nigerian women who have broken the culture of silence and challenged the status quo, written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Performances will run January 26-February 11 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge.
Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, Hear Word! grapples with the issues that affect the lives of women across Nigeria — the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society, and the ways they have moved beyond established barriers to achieve meaningful solutions.
Included in the company are Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Ufuoma McDermott, Elvina Ibru, Omonor, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward, Debbie Ohiri, and Odenike, as well as drummers Emeka Christian Anokwuru, Frank Ebisidor Asiyai, and Blessing Akpofure Idireri.
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