MON APR 16
Deliver: Letters to the Motherland from a Foreign Body
By Liz Morgan
Directed by Axel Avin Jr.
A lyrical homage to immigrants and refugees, this play focuses on three characters who all find themselves feeling unsafe in the place they call home: a young black doctor practicing medicine in rural America; her patient, a pregnant woman with a dark past; and a mysterious foreign body that must journey to a new world.
Set to the musical heartbeat of an unborn child, Deliver is a piece with poetry and dance about crossing borders and boundaries in pursuit of survival. It depicts individuals who need the same the very same people that they fear. Finally, this work is an investigation of our shared labor and pain in this country that ultimately asks if we can ever be delivered from our shameful history.
Raife Baker, Britannie Bond, DeJayé, Monique Robinson, Wi-Moto Nyoka
Erin Roché, and Jae Woo
Special thanks to
Susan Hayward, Raquel Almazan and Amios Theatre Company
LIZ MORGAN is a playwright, poet and performer. Her written work has appeared in the The Huffington Post, The Long Island City One Act Festival Anthology and the Medium publication, Athena Talks. Liz has developed projects with The Fire This Time Festival, The Lark, Rising Circle Theatre Collective, JACK, NY Madness, and National Black Theatre where she was named a finalist for the I AM SOUL Playwrights’ Residency. Other playwriting honors include SPACE on Ryder Farm Creative Residency (Finalist), New York New Works Theatre Festival (Finalist) and the New Works Lab at Stratford (Semi-Finalist). MFA: Brown University www.LizMorganOnline.com