August 18, 2022

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AKIBA ABAKA ARTS Presents New Stage Play, Bar Woman of Jamaica

[KINGSTON, Jamaica] AKIBA ABAKA ARTS presents a staged studying of Bar Woman of Jamaica, a brand new play by Robert Johnson, Jr., on Sunday, June 19 at 3pm EST/4pm EDT/9pm BST on the Philip Sherlock Centre for Inventive Arts on the College of the West Indies, Mona (UWI, Mona). 

The presentation of Bar Woman builds on the groundbreaking Ten Weeks in Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to the World produced by AKIBA ABAKA ARTS in 2020.


Bar Woman of Jamaica, which will likely be directed by Akiba Abaka, brings to the stage conversations about love, religion and politics taking place in roadside bars throughout Jamaica. Audiences are invited to listen to and reply to this new story, which will likely be carried out by Quera South, Michael Forrest, Lilieth Nelson, and Desmond Dennis. The studying is adopted by a post-show dialogue that includes Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah (UWI, Mona) and Denise Wedderburn (Treasure Seashore Ladies’s Group), and moderated by Akiba Abaka. 

The general public presentation is the fruits of a developmental workshop and worldwide artist residency that includes of the primary cease within the Akiba Abaka Arts’ “A number of Ports System”™, an integrative play growth course of.

“This time spent at UWI, Mona and the general public studying, will permit the inventive staff to work by way of the play with native Jamaican actors, students, artists and residents to be able to help the authenticity of its literary growth and inform a accountable world premiere manufacturing in Boston, Massachusetts,” Abaka says.

Audiences across the globe can watch a livestream of the staged studying and take part within the chat through the AKIBA ABAKA ARTS YouTube channel

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