CREATIVE TEAMDirector: Directed by Adrienne D. Williams
Writer: By Eisa Davis
21 Jul Angela’s Mixtape
Her mother is a lawyer and activist, her aunt is Angela Davis, but who is she? In this spirited autobiographical comedy, Eisa Davis pays affectionate tribute to her unorthodox upbringing in Berkeley, California. Share her journey as she balances friendships, piano lessons, and boys with her politically passionate family and the wider world beyond.
Angela’s Mixtape premiered in New York in 2009. The author, Eisa Davis, played herself in that production, and here she is talking about her joyous experiences growing up in her family, the powerful values that remain with her, and why she wanted to honor those values by creating this “mixtape” for the stage.
Clips from the 2008 production
Just your average black dancing macrobiotic revolutionary family! excerpts from the New Georges / Hip Hop Theater Festival production of Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis, directed by Liesl Tommy. featuring Kim Brockington, Denise Burse, Eisa Davis, Ayesha Ngaujah, and Linda Powell. [archival recording created in cooperation with Actors’ Equity Association.]