Presented by National Black Theatre, Fedna Jacquet (Ain't No Mo')'s new work Black Mother Lost Daughter begins its second public presentation June 21. Playing Off-Broadway at Flea Theater, the run goes through June 25.
Starring is Jacquet alongside fellow Ain't No Mo' cast member Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Margaret Odette (The Convent), and Tom O’Neil (Boardwalk Empire). In an examination of the gap between justice and responsibility, Black Mother Lost Daughter follows Princess, a woman trying to keep the memory of her sister Queen alive after she is killed by police, as well as caring for their mother.
Reuniting with Jacquet and Marshall-Oliver from Broadway's Ain't No Mo' is director Stevie Walker-Webb. “Black Mother Lost Daughter is a portrait of two black women reeling and dealing with an inconceivable loss. It's an elegant, intimate look at grief, resistance, and survival. As Black people in America, we have had so much stripped from us both historically and systemically, but Black Mother Lost Daughter insists that what is left is more than enough for us to make again," Walker-Webb said in a statement. "Further it reassures us all that what was taken will never be lost. Black love, like matter, is an indestructible force that can be transformed but never destroyed.”
The production features set design by lucas a degirolamo, costume design by LaToya Murray-Berry, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, and sound design by Daniela Hart, Bailey Trierweiler, and Noel Nichols of UptownWorks NYC.