Mixing narration, speeches, video, and rap music, this play tells the story of Angela Davis, American Black activist, professor and author, who faced a turbulent life during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and ’70s. Actress Astrid Bayiha, alone on stage, exudes rage at injustice and discrimination through the power of words and music with the help of musician-composer Balde AliMbaye. Don’t miss Astrid Bayiha in Angela Davis’ fierce journey! 

Show performed in French on Thursday, September 22; performed in English on Friday September 23.

Duration: 1 hour.

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Text: Faustine Noguès
From an original idea by: Véronique Felenbok and Paul Desveaux
Direction: Paul Desveaux
With Astrid Bayiha
Music, Musical Direction and Song Coaching: Blade AliMBaye
Lighting Design: Laurent Schneegans
Visuals: Jérémie Levy
Assistant Director: Ada Harb,
Stage Management: Johan Allanic or Nil Elftouh
Text published by Lansman Éditeur

Production: Compagnie Héliotrope
Coproduction Théâtre de l’Éclat (Pont Audemer), Théâtre Le Passage, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national de Fécamp, L’Étincelle, Théâtre de la ville de Rouen
La compagnie est soutenue par la Drac Normandie et la Région Normandie.
Avec la participation artistique du Studios ESCA
Production Véronique Felenbok

The American tour is supported by ODIA Normandie & Institut Français – Région Normandie and with the support of FACE Contemporary Theater, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with support from The Ford Foundation, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture, and private donors.

Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts