Performance poet, Afro-Haitian
dancer, actor, activist and attorney, Haitian-born Marguerite
Laurent performs excerpts from Red, Black & Moonlight, a
solo performance of poetry, jazz and dance recalling a trip
to her homeland. Documenting the often tragic journey of
Haitians seeking justice, the riveting monologues cover
Vodun cosmology, Haitian history and culture, and U.S. geopolitics.
This musical memoir and poetic-dream-dance by the award-winning
Connecticut playwright is raised to a splendid fullness
with multi-media videos, slides, voiceovers, lighting designs
and by the congas of her Haitian Vodun drummers, the island
swing of a jazz sax, the calypso/compas keyboard, and the
creative beats of the percussionist. Suitable for college
students and adults, preferably in a theatre setting.