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Hey Black Lady

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Submitted by: Sarah Nansubuga

Artist's Project Description: This piece came out of a moment of awareness. The premise is based on a real experience during which I found myself questioning why it is that I respond the way I do to different kinds of people. I began to wonder about the way in which the media (news, entertainment and authorship, of all kinds) represents the black body, and how much of that I stopped to question before I allowed it to color the way in which I saw the world. Even though this piece was written by me, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Sara Osi Scott for being a sharp and willing ear. I also extend my inexpressible gratitude to the members of my MFA cohort who listened and offered several enlightening pieces of direction, and many, many words of encouragement.Finally, my thanks go out to Aaron Cohen (Cinematographer), Sacha Grandoit (Director), Aimeé Hayes (Southern Rep Artistic Director), and Southern Rep Theater for creating this space.

Artist's Bio: Sarah Nansubuga is a Ugandan born actress, poet, teacher and hustler. She received her Bachelor's in Theater & Dramatic Arts from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, and recently completed her MFA in Acting at LSU in the United States. Her theater credits include Mother Courage in Mother Courage and her Children, Maima in Eclipsed & Miss Ruby in Airline Highway. She lives for stories, and plans to travel far and wide to learn from, participate in, and draw artistic inspiration out of stories from all over the world. More information can be found at

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