Meet Dane Figueroa Edidi: Helen Hayes Award Winning Playwright (Online)

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Family secrets spanning decades unravel as history and fiction collide. In 1920 just outside of Tulsa, Patrick, an Irish immigrant, seeks out the services of Ms. Ruby, a mysterious Black woman from Baltimore, known to help exorcise ghosts from her clients, but the price she is asking may be too high. 

“Edidi is one of DC’s most original and multitalented theater artists… a sui generis force of star power and storytelling sorcery.”  -DC Metro Theatre Arts 

REP Stage theatre continues its “REP Returns” season with an exciting new radio play version of Helen Hayes Awards winning playwright, Dane Figueroa Edidi’s Ghost/Writer. Edidi’s play examines the intersections of race and gender inviting us to explore the role of love, justice and joy in a world where the ghosts of the past have yet to be laid to rest. Join Edidi and Rep Stage’s Grace Anastasiadis in conversation for a fascinating exploration of theatre, slam poetry, writing and the jewel hued facets of the life of one of the most compelling artists of our times. 

Dane Figueroa Edidi is the winner of the Helen Hayes (2020) award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation for Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem, Theater Alliance. 

Dubbed “The Ancient Jazz Priestess of Mother Africa,” Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is a black African, Cuban, Indigenous, American Trans performance artist and author.  

She is the founder of The Inanna D Initiatives, which curates, produces and cultivates events and initiatives designed to center and celebrate the work of TGNC Artist of Color. 

Grace  Anastasiadis has been active in the local performing arts community as an actor, director and choreographer, as well as an arts administrator. She is finishing up her MA degree in Arts Administration and holds a BA in Theatre Performance from the University of Maryland and an AA in Theatre Performance from Howard Community College. 

This event is presented in partnership with REP Stage theatre.

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This event is part of HCLS Racial Equity and Inclusion series