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Listen, A black woman is speaking

Written by Marlow Wyatt

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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


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