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CNP Artist-in-Residence: Zola Dee and Derek Dubrae Jackson

Nov
28
2022
to
Dec
16
2022

Artist-In-Residence Workshop

November 28-December 16, 2022

CNP welcomes playwright Zola Dee and director Derek Dubrae Jackson to develop a new work entitled Rain – River – Ocean at CalArts. Rain – River – Ocean is an exploration into Black Americana and mysticism. Drawing upon mythologies and folklore such as mermaids, the boo hag, and haints, Rain – River – Ocean digs into the histories that bind folks of the African diaspora together while birthing new mythologies in the devising process. Excavating the playwright’s ancestral connections to Hoodoo, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and South Carolina’s lowcountry, the creative team gives voice to what has been long forgotten and ignored by history.