From within a liminal womb, a triptych of women figures navigate the specters of their children across troubled terrain – present, past, and future. Soundtracked by an Opera, tongues (glossolalia) and hiphop aesthetic, The Ood guide those in incubation, questioning motherhood, language, the sexbody, and myth in this performance art experience.
ABOUT DANIELLE DEADWYLER
Danielle Deadwyler is a congregation of artistic personas and firebrand talent. Her sophisticated spunk and ingenuity is reflected on stages, screens, and pages. As a professional actor, Deadwyler has performed in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta Critics Pick for Best Actress (2013) and Reader’s Pick for Best Performance Artist (2017). 2015 found her the winning recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a play. She presented (dis)possessed: the live mixtape in Fall 2013, a one-woman theatrical performance art project she conceived at Spelman College’s Museum of Fine Art as a part of their Black Box series. She has been a guest-star in BET’s Being Mary Jane, OWN's Greenleaf, as well as a cast member of Tyler Perry’s and OWN Network’s The Haves & The Have Nots. As poet and performance artist, Deadwyler is an observer/practitioner of all things hiphop culture and gender-centric. Her video/performance works have been included in MAMBU BADU collective's exhibition If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There? (D.C.), Mint Gallery (ATL), Whitespace Gallery (ATL), The Luminary (STL), Atlanta Film Festival, among others. She has been supported by grants from IDEA CAPITAL (2014), ELEVATE Atlanta, and was the 2016 Living Walls Inaugural Laura Calle grant winner. She is currently an Atlanta Film Festival Filmmaker-in-Residence and a WonderRoot Walthall Fellow.
Cast + Crew
Lisa Green, Jen Kimball Crew