Favorite color: black
Favorite accessory: hair
Favorite time of the day: nighttime
Favorite cake: cheesecake
I am a college student at Baruch, who loves everything that has to do with creativity. My major is management operations and my minor is film. I am going to become a film producer and make films that change the game! My favorite films are mob movies like Scarface, and I'm OBSESSED with the Harry Potter series.
I never liked Shakespeare. His way of speaking was hard to grasp in high school and reminded me of the Bible.
Culture was EVERYWHERE. From the dialect to accent, to the outfits and relationship between the her and everyone around Kelechi.
Dark skin vs. light skin - the effects of colonialism, bleaching, showing the dark skinned girl as the angry black woman
Competition between black women - crabs in a barrel, HBIC (head bitch in charge), there can only be one mentality
Wanting to be validated and seen - because the world saw us and shamed us as ugly and not Eurocentric enough
I want to be a jellicle cat specifically. I want to have a friend like Mr. Mistoffelees. I want to have memories under the glowing moonlight like Grizabella and the jellicle cats. I want to be apart of the Jellicle ball
A prostitute stays up during the night in an alleyway, in solitude, going over the events of her life that have led her to sadness.
Mama Darleena means well, teaching these young LGBTQ individuals on how to carry themselves. However, because of the hardships that she went through herself, she’s indirectly teaching them how to fit into a category so that they can face the world with more ease.
What I really appreciated about this musical, that differed from the film, was that it focused more on the inner turmoil that the children went through.
On this day, it was the 4th of July, I purposefully chose to see something that would feed my soul. Pipeline on this day was my BBQ, my mac n’ cheese, my collard greens, my mashed potatoes, my complete plate of soul food.
I always like to leave a show with a new message and this one's message of loving myself as an African woman was clear and accomplished.
This is a sophisticated play that challenged my vocabulary, my sense of dry humor, and my ability to count how many times the F-bomb was dropped. Seriously, that is the only curse word that they used and abused.
This musical was so quirky and alternative, yet a perfect coming of age play for someone like me, aged 20ish. I felt giddy watching as Amelie was trying to find ways to talk to her crush. It reminded me of how I went through lengths to avoid my crushes in middle school...
Iyaba begins at his birthplace, Antigua. He tells us about how he grew up without his father and how it affected him as a child. He felt lost at times and misguided, as he did not have that father figure to guide him.
With the characters being so complex, I found myself saying that one person was the suspect, then moving on to another. That's what this play does to you, it plays with your mind....
A young man buys a retro spaced bar and finds a family in the staff, but also comes to the realization that the LGBT community is safe in that space, but not in the outer world.
This show was not created to just entertain viewers, but, in my opinion, to throw the unjust reality of America in America's face: how exclusive it is towards those who are non-White and also how unfair it is towards those who are a part of the working class.
Emilio and Gloria Estefan really brought latin life to the stage. It fired me up with so many different emotions, so much so that I decided to get up at the end to start dancing with the cast. Actually, EVERYONE was on their feet, vibing to the performance.
I was also reminded of what it means to be grateful and kind and what it means to spread love to others. What was Mr. Scrooge so mad about? He had the money, and the business, yet he was still unhappy. His nephew was not really rich, and his employee was poor yet they were so joyous.
I was intrigued by the four main women in the play. I saw them as gorgeous females who were highly determined to knock each other out and win a Betty Crocker competition. A competition that could change their lives. But as the play continued, I kept questioning what in their lives did they want changed...
The most painful part of this one woman show where Maria told her story, was the fact that she listened to what her father, mother and society said. Her brother was living her dream and she just watched as everyone kept telling her to wait. Her father and the people would just praise her brother. They knew of her extraordinary musical talents, but never gave her a chance because she was a female.
Fit For A Queen looked at the roles of men vs. women in ancient Egypt. The Pharaoh in the Egyptian tradition for centuries has only been men, while the woman was the “submissive” queen. Well, this is the story of Hatshepsut, also known as Happy, and her righthand slave Senenmut
As the show was finally coming to an end and things were actually looking a lot worse for Thomas and his family, he was still able to see the light at the end of this suffocatingly dark tunnel and stay true to his beliefs of what's right. I left this show with this man’s definition of a public enemy. A public enemy is the strongest man/woman in the world.