n evening with verse writer’ is a poetic theatre production laced with a powerful blend of music and visual art. It is an adaption of poems and journal entries from my poetry anthology ‘of ivory and ink’.
inspired by the timeless words of audre lorde’s quote “your silence will not protect you”, this play recounts stories of my childhood through intricately woven poems to stories of Black women’s resistance in several parts of the world.
an evening with verse writer is an interactive piece that invites the audience to take part and express themselves in these moments.
as part of story story festival, i screened ‘an evening with verse writer : a documentary by lanaire aderemi‘ to provide people with an intimate revelation of my collaborative creative process.