Sistas On Fire A Newsical
The musical that examine pressing social issues from an African-American female perspective.
Sistas On Fire is a newsical that examine the pressing social issues of the black female through the hearts and minds of a young college girl and three older women. The women are unnamed as a representation of the common African-American woman, who is often viewed as angry, and our point of view undervalued and overlooked by society, where being Black and a woman can work against us.
In a soul-stirring mix of song, dance, poetry and prose, the passionate and opinionated black women speak their minds on topics that impact their daily lives including: Black Lives Matter, black-on-black crime, prejudice and male-female relationships.
This newsical production seeks to bridge the gap between race, class, gender and culture, using theatre to provoke thought and encourage social activism around the issues that women of color have to navigate.
Sistas On Fire was written by Professor Marcia McNair and Professor Anissa D. Moore, both professors at Nassau Community College; and produced by Marcia McNair—a former assistant editor at Essence Magazine, Natalie “Ne’Richa” Richmond, and Juson Williams.
The play is open at the East Village Playhouse in NYC, until March 17th. So head on over to the Sista’s On Fire website here to grab your tickets.