Ask A Black Woman

Solo Show · mouthpeace entertainment · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by MORNA MURPHY MARTELL

July 02, 2019 original article
tagged as: passionate · honest · talented

What I liked

For two years, on her You Tube series “Ask A Black Woman,” people of different races have been asking Shanara Sanders all kinds of questions. However, in this show she barely touches on these mini interviews. Her intent is to take us through her personal journey as a black woman in America through verse, song and even extraordinary dancing. Looking like a teenager in black T-shirt and jeans, Shanara reveals the ambushes that haunt everyday living – the sudden insult, the need to pacify, the toleration of stupid remarks. As a young black woman Shanara has endured a number of noteworthy events, starting with the condescension of witless white folk, on to the hurtful criticism of her own family members. She tells all this with humor, energy, some amazing dance movements and oftentimes well-justified anger.

What I didn't like

I was hoping she would bring the “Ask A Black Woman” aspect to the show with maybe a short questioning of the audience at the end.

My overall impression

Shanara’s effervescent spirit and confiding ingenuousness makes her solo show a special celebratory event.

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