SEASON 27 | AUGUST 2015
To light the fire, burn hurts home, write the healing, and forgive again
Written and Performed by Ebony Stewart
Directed by Zell Miller III
Presented by The VORTEX
Spokenword artist Ebony Stewart examines Hunger in her new one-woman show. With a decade of experience in spoken word, slam poetry, and performance, Stewart has established herself as a vital voice in American theatre. Stewart has been touring professionally around the U.S. and now returns to Austin to roar her truth with this unapologetic cascade of poetry and theatre. Open up to the space between forgiveness and farewell.
About Ebony Stewart
Ebony Stewart aka The Gully Princess is all things black, woman, and magic. She is the only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin Texas. Has shared stages with Buddy Wakefield and the late Amri Baraka. Coached the Neo-Soul slam team finishing 1st place in Group Piece Finals in 2012, coached the Austin Poetry Slam team leading them to 5th place in 2013 at the National Poetry Slam and coached the TheySpeak Poetry Slam team finishing top 8 in the world at Brave New Voices in 2014. Ebony writes because she has to, teaches Sex Education for a living and eats cupcakes for fun. Currently on her RISE! Tour, promoting sexual health, body image and healthy relationships through performance and workshops.
B. Iden Payne Award for Lead Actress: Ebony Stewart
This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.