THE MAMMY PROJECT
The Mammy Project;
The Untold History of Nancy Green
Fridays October 6th & 13th @8pm
Saturdays October 7th & 14th @8pm
Sundays October 8th & 15th @2pm
@ Westport Bowery (In the back of Westport Flea Market)
817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
International performer Michelle Matlock, brings her hit show The Mammy Project: Untold History of Nancy Green to KC Fringe.
Through original music, circus, storytelling and Michelle, weaves the story of her personal experience in the performance industry, the life story of Nancy Green ( the first African-American woman hired to play the part of "Aunt Jemima" ) and an exploration of the icon of the "Mammy" in this funny, and thought provoking performance. The Mammy Project transforms an oppressive stereotype into a celebration of the power we gain from knowing and understanding our history. Each show features a talk-back with the audience and the artist.
KC Fringe Festival received an National Endowment of the Arts Grant to support The Mammy Project and the workshops included.
Michelle Matlock, creator of Circle Up Productions, has the honor of being the first African American Woman to create a main character for Cirque du Soleil. For close to 10years, she toured the globe in Cirque's OVO. Prior to Cirque du Soleil, Michelle spent 15 years as a performing artist, teacher and producer in New York City. During that time, she toured her critically acclaimed solo show The Mammy Project across North and South America and had the pleasure of working in the NY Theater and the International circus scene, she played with Big Apple Circus, Circus Amok and The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.