Episode 8- Laveau

This week on Aurora Connects, Josh and Dawn are joined by Margo Hall and Brit Frazier, playwrights for LAVEAU, an Aurora Originate + Generate commission. In addition to learning more about Margo and Brit as artists, we'll discuss the genesis of the project, learn more about Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans, and hear about Brit's recent trip to New Orleans earlier this year.

Books mentioned by Brit:
Sisters of the Yam  by Bell Hooks
Jambalaya by Luisah Teish
Working the Roots by Michele E Lee
Ritual by Malidoma Patrice Some’
Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo by Ntozake Shange
Voodoo Queen  by Martha Ward
Voodoo Dreams by Jewel Parker Rhodes
Gumbo Yaya by Lyle Saxon, Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant
Yellow Moon  by Jewel Parker Rhodes

The video reference
“ The Divine Horseman” by Maya Deren
“Daughters of the Dust” directed by Julie Dash
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Aurora Theatre Company Staff: Josh Costello, Julie Saltzman Kellner, Dawn Monique Williams, Dayna Kalakau, Cameron Swartzell, Amanda Mason, Betsy Ruck, Dave Shultz, Katherine Sanderlin, Kendra Johnson, Molly Conway


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