Black Woman in Deep Water

Solo Show · makena · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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CAROL BECKER certified reviewer August 28, 2021
This is a MASTERCLASS in performance! I was so deeply enraptured in this piece of theatre that I actually remember letting out a breath at the end of the show. I was "all in" from the get-go and feel that the stars aligned so beautifully in the telling of Margaret Garner's story. When an audience leaves transported, an actor's job is complete - thank you, Makena Hammond, for taking us on such a compelling, heart-breaking, deeply moving journey. BRAVO to the writing, directing, and most especially, the ACTING!!... full review
THIONTA BUCKNER certified reviewer August 27, 2021
tagged as: fulfilling · emotional
This show was created with heart and soul. She takes you on a journey that resonates deeply. ... full review
BRIE CARTER certified reviewer August 27, 2021
This show right here. This is what solo performance is all about. Makena tells Margaret Garner’s story with the utmost care and intertwining her craft & culture with story.... full review
BETHANY VEE certified reviewer August 27, 2021
I can’t get over this show. There aren’t many words to describe my feelings after seeing the masterpiece that is Makena Hammond. The significance and tragedy in the story she shares is beyond powerful, yet her performance, alone, gripped me to my core.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 27, 2021
tagged as: emotional
Very emotional ... full review
JAIR BULA certified reviewer August 25, 2021
Powerful story that will send chills down your spine. The staging is filled with imagery that will transport you to the world of the play.... full review
MEGAN FORD-MILLER certified reviewer August 23, 2021
tagged as: a must see show · moving · passionate
Overall there is no doubt of Makena's acting ability. She embodies her characters with what is actually a visual transformation. She is present and engaging in every moment.... full review
DUEAL ANDREWS certified reviewer August 23, 2021
Exquisite. I was captivated by Hammond's honest and vulnerable performance. Her character work, development and use of dialect was impeccable. I loved the way that Hammond brings this narrative to live from different perspective. She gives us a history lesson on African culture that we did not know we needed but so glad we received. As a fellow artist and person of color, I was proud to see a story about our culture represented on the stage in its truest form. Makena was masterful, a truly talented storyteller. One of the BEST one woman shows I have seen thus far. A MUST-SEE show that I would highly recommend that everyone goes to experience. You will be taken on an emotional journey from start to finish. Be ready for your heart and minds wi... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 22, 2021
Makena told a captivating and emotional story all while capturing the intricacies of the vibrant culture of the African American woman in this one woman show. It was deep, historical, funny , haunting ,and inspiring. A must see!... full review
SARA EKLUND certified reviewer August 22, 2021
tagged as: touching
This show blew me away! Makena is an incredible actor and storyteller and her performance in Black Woman in Deep Water is not only powerful and touching, but she brings such humanity and nuance to Margaret. I was completely invested from start to finish. Thank you so much for sharing such an important and inspiring message. Go see this show!!... full review