“It Is Just Defiance” – A Living History of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet’s Paris Diaries

When:
June 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2014-06-13T18:30:00-04:00
2014-06-13T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
AS220
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Cost:
Free
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Actress Sylvia Ann Soares reprises her role as Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RISD’s first Black graduate, with three performances in Providence this month.
At the performance, entitled “It Is Just Defiance”, Soares will share readings of Prophet’s diary from her time in Paris in the mid 1930’s, a time when the artist experienced her greatest accomplishments and suffered her most crippling defeats. This wonderful, engaging performance is not to be missed.
The Providence Journal in a recent review praises Sylvia Ann Soares for her passionately bringing the artist back to life. The performances are free of charge and will be followed by a Q&A with the actress.
Southside Cultural Center for RI Black Storytellers
393 Broad Street, Providence
Saturday, June 7th
4:00 p.m.
AS220
115 Empire Street, Providence
Friday, June 13th          Saturday, June 14th
7:00 p.m.                          7:00 p.m.