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Shayna Jones: Black & Rural – CAPITOL SEASON

April 11, 7:30 pm


Shayna Jones: Black & Rural – CAPITOL SEASON

Adult $28
30 and Uner $25.50

Black & Rural is the story of a lone Black country woman struggling to defy the monolith of what matters to Black lives. Derived from dozens of real-life interviews with Black folk tucked away on the countryside across Canada, Shayna Jones weaves together a story of vulnerability, quiet triumph, and striking humanity. The show features Shayna’s unique storytelling voice, interspersed with new folkloric tales and verbatim reflections from her interviewees.

“Spell-binding. Black & Rural awakens a deep-seated longing in many of us who live busy, noisy, urban lives and wonder why we live the way we do. One life. No rewind.” -Jo Ledingham

“Pi Theatre has brought to the stage an exceptionally important piece of art …Black & Rural puts forward timeless tales and fresh perspectives.” – Stir Vancouver

Written, performed, and created by Shayna Jones

Featuring voice-over performances by: Tom Pickett, Omari Newton, Kwasi Thomas, Giselle Carke-Trenaman, Ivy Charles, Britney Buren, and Mariam Barry

‍Directed by Richard Wolfe

Lighting Design: Brad Trenaman

Set Design & Costume Consultant: Cecilia Vadala

Sound Design & Composition: Rufus Cappadocia

Movement Director: Amber Barton

Stage Manager: Kayleigh Sandomirsky

Tour Stage Manager: Maria Zarrillo

Dramaturg: Angela Konrad

Show length: 70 min. No Intermission

ADVISORY INFORMATION: Black + Rural is drawn from the true stories of Black Canadians, and explores their lived experiences with frankness and grace. This show features strong language. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to info@pitheatre.com.

This show is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Prestige Lakeside Resorts, The Bridge FM, Yum Son Night Owl Hospitality, Nelson District Credit Union, Kootenay Co-op, Nelson Star and Hall Printing and our funders the BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Nelson and the Province of British Columbia.

Performance venue:

The Capitol Theatre

421 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: (250) 352-6363

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April 11
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