In March, of this year I faced a challenged I never expected. My own anger. I was asked to describe it, to critique it to make a creative pieces of spoken word theatre about it in collaboration with Dutch female MC Clara Opoku and South African Poet Mbali Vilakazi. The Three Furies project is commissioned in partnership byAfrovibes and MC Theatre, Netherlands.
We used the myth of the Three Furies as inspiration for our writing but the dialogue that arose between us and then with the audiences we shared our work with brought to light that women’s anger is almost a taboo subject – words like hysterical, time-of-the-month and b*tch come to mind as starters. How do women process thier anger when its not considered “nice” or “lady-like” to let rip? Where does it go? What do we do with the ensuing frustration if we do not channel it healthily? I explore these questions more on the Travelling Light blog and Clara, Mbali and I share our work on the THREE FURIES BLOG.
Sharon Jane D. is a dutch visual artist who took our poems and interpreted them for film. Here warehouse studio space was enormous and full of nooks crannies and open spaces ripe for filming moody pieces and as locations for photography.
Here is a poem from the show. Hosted by the Albany in Deptford, South East London