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Love, Locs & Liberation

blackwomyn beautiful productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America

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TEHANA WEEKS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Excellent! This show was better than I'd hoped it would be from the fun music that had me bobbing my head before the show even started to Ella Turenne's enthusiastic, energetic entrance. This spirited pep kept a smile on my face throughout except when Ella treated us to intimate heartache and hardships in her life which she presented with pure vulnerability and grace.... full review
REBECCA WALACH June 22, 2018
Such an amazing and informative show. Extremely well written and performed. If you weren't able to be a part of this experience I feel SO bad for you. Hopefully she has an extension!... full review
VICTOR SOTOMAYOR certified reviewer June 22, 2018
Ella Turenne explores her different stages dealing with her hair, a teenage crush, tragedy, love and self discovery. A powerful and electric performance that touches your heart and never leaves you.... full review
KIENAN PARR June 20, 2018
I always knew how much work black women and girls could put into their hair. What I didn't understand is why. This show does a GREAT job at showing the depths hair decisions have for many in that community and how those play out either consciously or unconsciously. Being a white male with a close shaved haircut, I don't think I'll ever grasp the full of scope of this topic, but because of this show I definitely have a greater understanding of it.... full review
KATHRYN SMITH June 19, 2018
tagged as: culture · solo artist · funny
L, L & L is unique perpective on a old issue in the Black community. This show is funny, educational and thought provoking. Who knew you could pray for better hair. ... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 16, 2018
As a woman with naturally curly hair who suffered the indignities of what had to be done to keep it straight and in style during my teen years, I certainly appreciate the sentiments Ella Turenne expressed during her show, "Love, Locs & Liberation." Her goal as a big and beautiful black woman was to share how spiritually uplifting it becomes when you realize you are not your hair, but the soul within that shines brightly no matter what may cover your head. Navigating the tale from her decision to undergo "The Big Chop" and become bald after an unfortunate experience after a perm, Turenne takes us on a journey through the many people in her life that each had an opinion about her hair and how to handle it, always keeping in mind to do your h... full review
RICHARD MCDONALD certified reviewer June 16, 2018
tagged as: relatable · funny · educational · entertaining
A wonderful, amazing one woman show about growing up with black hair. The show speaks about universal themes that all people can relate to. Highly recommend. Wonderful ... full review
MITCHELL BISSCHOP certified reviewer June 16, 2018
So good and entertaining and I could have watched it all day! This show is not just about hair, it is about owning who you are.... full review
CONSTANCE JAQUAY STRICKLAND June 15, 2018
The story of black women and their hair is sacred. It was a wonderful surprise to walk into the theatre and realize this was going to be a journey onstage one does not see. I loved having the Haitian Black Women perspective on coming to love and relish in our natural hair. It can be hard to break colonial ways of thinking and brainwashing and Ella sheds it all onstage. The more black women see our similarities the more powerful we are as a collective. Ella touched on old truths, history, cultural stereotypes and family opinions to show how it can be a battle for one to be their authentic self. I was moved by her success to donjust that. Her hair defies gravity and is a revelation well worth the liberation! Thank you Ella. ... full review
DEEDRA LAWRENCE certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: funny
Great energy, good theme. Liked the songs and references. Took me back to issues and struggles with my own hair, acceptance, and beauty. Funny! Well done,... full review

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