BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN
At the Hollywood Fringe online
Playwright: Somebody Jones
Director: Khadifa Wong
After a sold-out workshop at the Drayton Arms Theatre in London, BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN returns as a full Zoom production as a part of Hollywood Fringe’s Virtual Festival.
When Somebody Jones began dating a white man (something she never dreamed of doing) she found herself in uncharted territory. In an effort to find her new community, she sought out other Black/mixed women in her position. What started as a simple assignment turned into something bigger (and funnier) than she imagined.
BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN is Zoom support group featuring a collection of interviews of (you guessed it) Black women who are in long-term relationships with white men. Expect talks about privilege, activism, and the mystery of headscarves.
A completely Black/mixed female production combining verbatim, ensemble, and humor to tell a story that celebrates love in all its forms.
Christelle Belinga BRIANNA
Arianne Carless LISHA
Merryl Ansah AALIYAH
Clara Ngomba CASSY
Risha Silvera KAMILA
Somebody Jones PLAYWRIGHT
Khadifa Wong DIRECTOR
Somebody Jones, an LA native, graduated in January 2020 from the MA Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance program at Goldsmiths University of London. She received her BA in Theatre from the USC. Her work has been produced in LA and has graced the SoHo Theatre’s stage. Jones’s material explores social issues while celebrating Black culture.
Khadifa Wong was born in London and trained professionally in Dance at London Studio Centre. After a ten-year career in Dance she moved into Acting, Producing and Directing. Credits include: The Woman Who Knocked On My Door, Mondays, Luna Park (Short Film), BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN (The Drayton Arms Theatre), and Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance (Feature film).
For more information, interviews, and press bookings, please contact:
Somebody Jones | Tel: +44 7426 775111 | [email protected]