Studio Lab Project, Fall 2019: Bla(n)ck Piranha

Fall 2019 New Works Weekend
Bla(n)ck Piranha: 
An Exploration into the Sexual Terrorscape of Black Femininity

by Stella Amuzu Asa '22

Friday October 18 at 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Project
FREE Admission 

Based on the playwright's life, Bla(n)ck Piranha follows main character Dot as she understands the multiple violences that befall her own black body. Dot grapples with falling in love, making her way through addiction, and figuring out how to process the recent death of her mother throughout the journey of the play. This is a story about the power of healing through love, the pain of self-actualization, and ultimately, the ramifications of asserting individuality in a society that will not hesitate to erase and homogenize black female identity. Through a combination of spoken word poetry, interlude, epilogues, music, and dialogue, Bla(n)ck Piranha is set in many locations, spaces, and figments in Dot’s imagination, memories, and thoughts that play out as physical manifestations on the stage.

This performance is part of the Department of Theater's Fall 2019 New Works Weekend, presenting staged readings of two original works written by current students.

MILLENAH NASCIMENTO '21 stage manager