Tough Brown Leather

solo performance · crabby bone productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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HULING FOSTER certified reviewer June 05, 2017
Beautiful show and imaginative story telling. I would recommend highly. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 04, 2017
A harrowing and at times humorous account of growing up female in a male dominated society. A very personal story about a woman forced to confront the shame of her past and how her love of the game helped to overcome the obstacle of life. ... full review
DIANE WRIGHT certified reviewer June 08, 2017
Tonya Jones delivered an powerful and intelligent solo-show. A well-written and thought-provoking story about personal triumph and a young girl's love of football. From abuse as a child to the healing, self-acceptance and love of life as a woman, Tonya's performance is presented in a thoughtful, emotion-stirring but tender and humorous way. ... full review
AVA BOGLE certified reviewer June 11, 2017
tagged as: Empowering · powerful · Brave · One Woman Show
Tonya's voice is a powerful one. She tells her story of being a survivor with humor, passion, grace and an incredible strength. We need the bravery of women like Tonya telling stories like these to help heal the trauma experienced by too many young women.... full review
JESSICA JILL TURNER certified reviewer June 15, 2017
Powerful, moving, masterful storytelling from an incredible performer. Infusing such a serious story with humor and football makes the piece specific and engaging. The performance is nuanced and calibrated perfectly. This is a great and important show. ... full review
ELIZA GIBSON certified reviewer June 15, 2017
A brave, raw story and performance with a message of redemption and sexual empowerment. I recommend it!... full review
NANCY MURPHY certified reviewer June 22, 2017
Brave and powerful performance! Tonya commands the stage and paints a vivid and at times devastating story. She is truly a survivor who has found a way to reclaim herself and inspire us all. This show could be a vehicle for others to heal their past traumas too so I hope she continues to find opportunities to bring it to new audiences. ... full review
SONIA JACKSON certified reviewer June 23, 2017
Tonya's telling of her story of survival is powerful. She bravely tells a potent story of sexual betrayal, trauma, sexual discovery, healing and forgivenss. It reminds us all to listen to and be aware of our children.... full review
DIANA VARCO certified reviewer June 22, 2017
So tragic. So good. Tonya wraps a very difficult story into the context of her journey growing up and her strength in football. I loved what Tonya did on that stage. She created a vivid, heartbreaking - and at times hilarious - story for us to relate to. She also raised awareness for the many young girls and women that experience sexual assault. I highly recommend this show. ... full review
KATHERINE JAMES certified reviewer June 22, 2017
Women rarely get to look into a mirror with such intensity and honesty about our wounds and triumphs. This is brilliant understanding and writing - a must see!... full review