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Esu Crossing the Middle Passage ()

Produced by

The Storefront Arts Initiative and The Watah Theatre

Playwright: d’bi.young anitafrika
Director: BaKari I. Lindsay


The Storefront Theatre


April 1st, 2016 – April 17th, 2016


She is Esu, the Orisha Goddxss who crosses the Middle Passage; they say as an enslaved African: we say as a trickster mythic womxn. (


d’bi.young anitafrika Performer

Creative Team

d’bi.young anitafrika Playwright
BaKari I. Lindsay Director
Tuku Musical Director
BaKari I. Lindsay Choreographer
Rachel Forbes Set Designer
Melissa Joakim Lighting Designer
Waleed Abdulhamid Sound Designer
Holly Lloyd Costume Designer


Tuku Musician / Vocalist
Amina Alfred Musician / Vocalist


Kathleen Jones Stage Manager
Sashoya Simpson Assistant Stage Manager
Brett Haynes Producer
Matthew Hines Associate Producer