Listen, A black woman is speaking
Written by Marlow Wyatt
Common Crow Theatre presents a staged reading of Marlow Wyatt’s play “Listen, A Black Woman Is Speaking”, an outspoken exploration into the complexity of Black womanhood. Just two days before she is to speak at a White conservative women’s luncheon, playwright Penelope Weintraub’s characters empower her to finally speak her truth.
Centred around the hypocrisy of rampant physical and psychological violence against Black women in America, Wyatt’s play echoes across the African diaspora, breaking the culture of silence around suffering that so many women carry.
Due to the Dublin riots during the performance, the talkback hosted by Esosa Ighodaro @esosa__ighodaro was cancelled and held retroactively on December 16 to discuss the aftermath of the riots and solidarity with the Black Irish community.
Writer – Marlow Wyatt
Director – Joy Nesbitt
Producer – Common Crow Theatre
Design – Jess Kane
Stage Management — Ross Smith
Talkback facilitator — Esosa Ighodaro
Poster Art — Annie Harrigan
Writer – Tishé Emmanuella Fatunbi
Black Woman 1 – Siobhán Matshazi
Black Woman 2 – Leah Minto
Black Woman 3 – Colleen Keogh