A performance art experience by danielle deadwyler with Minka Wiltz and Yakini Horn
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.
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Photo Credit: Kimara Dixon
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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.
Minka has been acting for 15 years and singing for 32 years. After graduating from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Minka went on to pursue a professional career in the theater which brought her success on the stages of Atlanta. She has worked on the stages of The Alliance Theater, The Horizon Theater, The Actors Express, Synchronicity Performance Group, The Atlanta Opera, and Working Title Playwrights. She has been nominated for five Suzi Bass Awards (2 Lead Actress, 1 Featured Actress, and 2 Best Ensemble). She has written, performed, and co-produced her recent piece Freedom Paralyzed in 2017, her original fairytale operatic love letter Breathing Fire Moving Earth (BFME) 2016, her one woman show Shaking The Wind (STW) 2015 at Theatre Emory. Minka will reprise her role as Alberta "Pearl" Johnson in Black Pearl Sings at San Diego Repertory Theatre directed by Tom W. Jones II in November.