How can Black women thrive in an anti-Black world?
That’s the question at the heart of Daughters of Lilith, running on June 13th at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St). Written and produced by storyteller and performer Dainty Smith, Daughters of Lilith is a story about how Black women survive love, loss, heartbreak, misogynoir and trauma in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.
Directed by Ravyn Wngz and featuring a multidisciplinary cast of Black women, Daughters of Lilith is a courageous exploration of love, heartbreak and witchcraft told through dance, movement, oral storytelling, projections and ancestral conjuring.
It is the story of six complicated sisters who are bound together through blood, Blackness, femininity, the past and the present. Each sister has a dual nature, which is symbolic of the very vital dual nature in all women. The sisters reunite in the forest, searching for their mother Lilith, and for ways to remember their personal and collective magic.
This play creates an urgently necessary space for Black women to center their own traumas and joys, speaking to the realities of so many women whose stories rarely make it onto the Canadian stage. Get your ticket here.