95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles
Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm.
TRIGGER WARNING: This play contains explicit content relating to racial violence (including racial slurs, harassment and discussing systemic violence), gendered violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges.
Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.
Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all.
$15 General Admission
Free admission for Brown & RISD students
Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/
“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus.