The Brazen Edition which will be the third theatre production from Too Early for Birds is in the team’s own words about “uninvisibling invisible women.”
Too Early for Birds have new shows coming up this weekend. This show dubbed ‘The Brazen Edition’ will be a celebration of women in history whose stories have been untold for generations to the point that they have all but been erased.
Too Early for Birds is an experimental theatre production that began as a collaboration between researcher Morris Kiruga and two writers and performers known as Ngartia and Abu Sense. It is built on the premise that African stories should be told by Africans, the African way.
The third edition of Too Early for Birds production has been put together as an acknowledge that history was written and rewritten over the years, most times with a total disregard for the vast contributions made by women.
“We want to unmask the women whose victories have been hidden from us. We want us to see them in all their complexity and humanity. We want us and every woman who comes after us to know the magnificent shoulders that hold us up, to be able to breathe in their fury when we need to, to wrap their skin around us for courage and to invoke their fire to burn through us,” they said of The Brazen Edition.
Some of the featured stories that will appear in this third edition will include that of Zarina Patel, Mekatilili, Chelagat Mutai, Wangu wa Makeri, Field Marshall Muthoni, The taking down of Lwanda Magere – the woman’s story.
The team said of this edition of the theatre production, “We want to appraise the ‘donkey-work’ that women have done that enabled everything else – not keeping with the usual narrative of “behind every great man” but acknowledging the labour involved, giving fair dues to that great woman, calling out the opportunities denied to her by that expectation; sparking a fire for every woman who feels that that is the ONLY thing she should do. Also, acknowledging the invisible networks that keep us afloat – the thousand ways women support each other and have always done so, even when it seemed impossible.”
The Brazen Edition cast features only the best of Kenyan leading fempower including, Sitawa Namwalie, Suki Wanza, Nyokabi Macharia & Mercy Mutisya. This edition is directed by the phenomenal Wanjiku Mwawuganga.
Show dates and times
Friday 27th July 2018: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 28th July 2018: 2.00pm – 4.00pm & 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday 29th July 2018: 2.00pm – 4.00pm & 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Kenya National Theatre
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