A coming of age tale of one woman’s attempts to navigate the fantastical journey of her dreams while repeatedly being drawn into the complicated, often dark realities that her students face: self-actualization, oppressive systems in schools, incarceration, and even death. This play addresses a silently increasing problem in our schools–secondary trauma in educators. Post show artist talk-back.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ayesis Clay is an actress, director, and teaching artist. She has written and produced Standing on the Edge, which has toured locations across the US and recently premiered her one-woman show, Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns, at the Playwright’s of Color Summit in Geneva, NY (QuickSilver Theatre Company). She is a proud inaugural member of the Assistant Director Fellowship for People of Color (Adventure Theatre). Ayesis has directed over 30 productions as the Theatre Department Chairperson for the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts at Suitland High School and Co-Director of the Prince George’ s County Honors Theatre Ensemble (2004-2018).
Calendar for Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns