GIRL Shakes Loose


Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri’s
A powerful, coming-of-age musical and world premiere
Directed by May Adrales

Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering in love, life, and career, GIRL goes on a journey to discover what she’s missing, but wherever she goes, there she is. Eventually, GIRL learns that what she’s seeking is herself: powerful, grounded, and so much stronger than she thought. A groundbreaking new musical by Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri, GIRL Shakes Loose is the soulful story of one woman’s search for herself. Featuring the lush poetry of Sonia Sanchez and a stirring original score, you won’t want to miss this world premiere. Brimming with hope, humor, and headstrong passion, you’ll cheer GIRL on, remembering your own journey along the way.

Post-Play Discussions
April 27 and May 4 and 11, 2017
How well do you know yourself? Is identity fixed or always evolving? What forces have shaped you into the person you are today? Join us as we journey through self-discovery and learn to stand in our own power.

Opening Night is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. This production is made possible in part through the generous support of The Joyce Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, the Cultural STAR Program, and The Map Fund. Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.