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Nanny: Maroon Warrior Queen ()

Produced by

Anitafrika Dub Theatre

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: d’bi.young anitafrika


The Lower Ossington Studio Theatre


August 9th, 2013 – August 17th, 2013


‘Nanny: Maroon Warrior Queen’ is a 75 minute biomyth monodrama in dub that recounts the life of Jamaica’s first and only national Shero, queen nanny of the maroons. the play follows nanny’s life as the great spiritual, military, political, and maternal head figure of the maroons and gives an in depth treatment of the system of the transatlantic slave trade that existed in Jamaica. mirroring this journey is the story of Efua’s coming of age as she negotiates her ultimate purpose in life in modern-day Jamaica. the Yoruba goddess oya is present now and in the 18th century, serving as a guide to both women on their journeys of revolution, self-recovery and liberation. (


d’bi.young anitafrika Performer

Creative Team

d’bi.young anitafrika Playwright
Cassy Walker Set Designer
Quentin Vercetty Set Designer


Cassy Walker Script Coordinator
Cassy Walker Stage Manager
Quentin Vercetty Poster Design


Mikael Kangas Venue Technician
Mikael Kangas Festival Lighting Designer
Rebecca Vandevelde Venue Technician
Andrew Brodkin Venue Technician