Friday, July 3, 2009

The Saartjie Project Featured in the Washington Post

So, what a wonderful surprise to wake up with word from Jessica Solomon, the founder of the Saartjie Project, that we have been featured in the Washington Post. The article mentions the Saartjie Project show "Deconstructing the Myth of the Booty" which will be in this year's Capital Fringe Fest. The photo above is the only featured photo in the article. (I am standing far right).

Capital Fringe strives to provide outlets and opportunities for artists to self-produce in a nurturing and supportive environment while exposing their work to patrons and the local, national and international media that they would never be able to garner on their own. Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington DC region.

As part of the Fringe movement that began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and continues today, Capital Fringe joins a host of counterparts around the world.

The Saartjie Project was featured in the Washington Post as one of the top six picks in this year's fest in Washington DC. Read the story by clicking here

I hope you will come out to see the show. I can hardly believe that a year has passed already since I answered Jessica's call for sisters to join the project. My song "All of Me", which I wrote about seven years ago, prior to becoming a mom, but struggling as an artist to find a safe space to grow and perform, is included in the show. The song is performed during a satirical look at the reality-show "Flavor Flav" phenomenon in one of the show's vignettes called "the Pageant". I have really been able to blossom as not only a performer while part of the Saartjie Project, but also as a writer and artistic director. I've written two of the scenes/vignettes-- "Changing Muse" & "I Will Send for You" (which will debut in the Capital Fringe Fest show)-- and a spoken word piece "Queen Ghetto Booty" which is performed by the phenomenal dancer-poet-singer-goddess Binahkaye Joy.
Please purchase your tickets today! Visit our website at www.thesaartjieproject.org

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