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SORORITY Presents: Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like A Slave)

TWO NIGHTS ONLY! 10/26 & 10/27 @ 8pm

Tickets ($15): https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3628087

SORORITY presents

COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE)
and HONORABLE MENTION
Two plays written and directed by Leelee Jackson

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 + SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
DOORS AT 7:30, SHOW AT 8PM SHARP

An ensemble cast of black womxn full of Los Angeles luminaries and featuring Karen Eilbacher (Dietland, Fun Home) takes on numerous roles in a staged reading in the tradition of For colored girls... and The Vagina Monologues. Built around testimonies black womxn gave the playwright about experiences with their hair, Comb Your Hair takes on profiling, misogynoir and so much more, with knowing humor and searing critique.

Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like a Slave) was a Finalist at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival. Honorable Mention is a world premiere. Leelee Jackson is pursuing her MFA at the University of California, Riverside. 

Cast:
Alexa Crismon
Amandla Bearden
Angelica Rowell
Bijan Shaw
Davia Spain
Karen Eilbacher*
Miss Barbie Q
Robyn Keller
Rola Ashiru
Shereen Macklin*
Tamika Simpkins

with an opening performance by Jamiah Lincoln

* Denotes member of Actor's Equity

Producer: Jynarra Brinson
Lighting Design: Ebony Madry
Projection Content Artist: Leah Ramillano

THE LYRIC-HYPERION THEATRE
2106 Hyperion Ave 90027
www.lyrichyperion.com

The theater serves wine, beer, cocktails, coffee drinks and small plates. We will be selling SORORITY sweatshirts, pennants, tote bags and Comb Your Hair merch.

SORORITY is new theatre by women, trans and queer creators. Founded by Gina Young in 2016 as a salon of new short works called the #SORORITYseries, SORORITY has been presented by Los Angeles Performance Practice and the Hammer Museum. Now a community hub for intersectional queer and feminist performance in Los Angeles, SORORITY is  presenting a series of staged readings of new works in Fall 2018: Camberet by Amber Hurst Martin, Lesbian Love Octagon by Kim Kressal + Will Larché, Comb Your Hair (Or You'll Look Like a Slave) by Leelee Jackson, and Grand Canyon P*ssy (Or How to be Queer in Utah) by Anna Renée Winget. For more information and tickets, visit www.sororitytheaterprojects.com.

Earlier Event: October 25
C*TS: A Musical