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Bernarda's Daughters

By: Diane Exavier
Narrated by: Amara Brady, Jasmin Walker, Lorraine Toussaint, Malika Samuel, MaYaa Boateng, Zenzi Williams
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Publisher's summary

It’s a sweltering summer in Flatbush. In a neighborhood overrun by wrecking crews and new construction, the five Abellard sisters take refuge in their family home. In spite of their jovial, teasing conversations, the sisters are mourning the death of their father and the changing neighborhood. Each of them is also confronting personal losses of their youth and their dreams for the future. Inspired by the classic play House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, but bracingly contemporary, Bernarda’s Daughters confronts issues of class, race, gentrification, and where a woman’s place is in a rapidly changing world. Drenched in sparkling, witty dialog, Bernarda’s Daughters is a thrilling, engrossing exploration of a family at a crossroads.

Creative Producer: The New Group

Portions of this audiobook contain mature language. Listener discretion is advised.

©2021 Diane Exavier (P)2021 AO Media LLC

About the Creator

Diane Exavier is a writer, theater-maker, and educator who creates performances that invite audiences to participate in a theater that rejects passive reception. Rooted in Caribbean Diaspora, Diane explores what she calls the 4L’s: love, loss, legacy, and land. Intersecting performance and poetry, her work has been presented at BRIC Arts, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, and more. Diane is a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow Finalist. Her book-length lyric The Math of Saint Felix was published by The 3rd Thing Press in 2021. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

About the Director

Dominique Rider is a Brooklyn based director whose work seeks to answer the question: "What is a world unmade by slavery?" while attempting to analyze the layers of anti-blackness that maintain the world we live in. Deploying theatre and performance as tools of Afropessimism, Dominique has developed and staged work with Audible, The New Group, NYTW, Roundabout, The Atlantic, Princeton, Rattlestick, BRIC Arts, Two River, Portland Center Stage, and more. Past fellowships/residencies include TheaterWorks Hartford, NYSAF, BRIC Arts, Roundabout, and NAMT. Currently Dominique is a resident director at The National Black Theatre and a producer with CLASSIX.

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