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The Guide To Getting What's Yours

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

This Weeksville Wednesday we're stealing hearts, minds and jewels as we present Chelsea D. Harrison's one-woman show, "The Guide To Getting What's Yours", directed by our own Zenzele Cooper.

Part poetry, part portraiture, part dance, and part music- the play takes an irreverent and impassioned look at the ways we create our identity. The play asks: How was I created and who’s really in control of who I am?  The Guide is inspired by the life (and crimes) of the infamous, international jewel thief, Doris Payne, who travelled the world successfully pulling off movie-worthy heists during a time when most African American’s were fighting for basic human rights in the country they built. How does someone envision a future for himself or herself that goes far beyond the mediocre standards forced upon them?

What does it take to go get what’s yours?


Made possible by Coalition for the Theaters of Color and NYC Council Member Laurie