As a community partner, Nigerian Youth Organization of Boston would like to invite you all to a reception and celebration featuring the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s production of HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, a play inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation from Nigerian women.
Reception begins at 6PM at Hiberian Hall at 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury featuring African cuisine from Suya Joint. From 7-9PM: Performances from the HEAR WORD! cast, a live DJ, and local artists (TBD), and a panel discussion with the performers. Come Jaiye and Mix n Mingle with Afrobeat sounds by DJ Prince Kalu from 9-10PM.
This event is free and open to the public, Please RSVP required.
There is also additional information about the show on the A.R.T. web page if you want to include more about HEAR WORD or the specific cast members: www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/hear-word-naija-woman-talk-true
Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses, Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Staged by director and writer Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria, and the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions. The critically-acclaimed production of Hear Word! returns to the A.R.T. after its US premiere in a limited run last season.