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NEW PLAY ON MARIE LAVEAU WINS INKSLINGER NATIONAL PLAYWRITING AWARD

27 Jun 2018 8:41 PM | Carolyn Nur Wistrand

SHE DANCED WITH A RED FISH by Carolyn Nur Wistrand is the 2018 winner of the INKSLINGER NATIONAL PLAYWRITING AWARD. 

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From the annals of New Orleans’ unique mythology comes a newly imagined story capturing Marie Laveau as a young woman. The play follows Marie as she is transformed from a Catholic bride to a participant in African rituals in the Pre-Civil War French Quarter. When the Saint-Domingue priestess, Sanité Dédé, performs a midnight ritual cleansing in Marie’s cottage on St. Ann Street, the unexpected return of her husband, Jacque Paris, disrupts the ceremony, ultimately leading to Marie’s mystic awakening through African traditions. Filled with 19th century legendary Black Creole’s- the mysterious Jacque Paris, Vodou priestess Sanité Dedé, Conjure man Dr. John, quadroon Colette Delacroix, crippled laundress Mary Earle, and runaway slave Bras Coupé, the magic of the Vieux Carré is brought to life in this wickedly delicious tale of female empowerment, love, and lust.

 


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