Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A :: Mary’s Daughter – Memoirs of an Artivist
May 25 - 26, 2018 | 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday, May 25 – 26, 2018
8:00pm / KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map
75 mins / No Intermission
Co-Presented with Black Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A
Mary’s Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist is a one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa. An autobiographical satire filled drama that seeks to contextualize black women’s lives as a complex interaction of identities and illustrate the intersecting issues of race gender, religion, activism and mass incarceration with hip hop as a lens to view cultural climate in which they exist.
This 75minute play expounds on the definition of Black feminist artistic resistance, taking the audience on a journey through my world, as a formerly incarcerated ,bi sexual muslim ,activist, artist. I use Five monologues, original poetry, Rap songs and dance each scene reflective of a different part of my life journey.
Made possible with generous support from Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
About Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- Mel box Carter, Also known as Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A., emerges from those humble streets to take the conscious music movement by storm. Through spoken word and melodic lyricism this rapper, poet, activist and historian paints a vivid picture of her culture via social and political justice interwoven with spiritual inspiration.With a degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A.D.U.S.A., whose name is an acronym for “Making A Difference Using Skills and Activism”, uses her vast knowledge and experiences to relate to the masses.
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