Come See "Little Black Topsy..."
From: Shield, Emily (
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:08:48 -0700 (PDT)

The Women’s Commission is a proud co-sponsor of the play, Little Black Topsy and the Magical White Fairy Soap.


Little Black Topsy is the classic tale of a young hero who desires a great adventure. The performance chronicles her journey as a young black woman. It weaves together theater and performance art, drawing from traditional depictions of blackness and girlhood such as in minstrel shows and childrens' stories.


Writing, directing, and starring in LITTLE BLACK TOPSY is MassArt Alumna and performance artist Cori Spencer. Her work focuses on the contentious nature of the relationship between whiteness and blackness and the desire and repulsion that swims between the color lines.


“As a performer, it has been my goal to implement a movement vocabulary which not only expresses the tension that I witness between whiteness and blackness, but manifests that tension in the movements of a singular body.” - Cori Spencer




An original play challenging myths of race and gender written and performed by Cori Spencer – poster attached

Two Nights Only: Monday, April 25th & Tuesday, 26th

The Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Each performance will be followed by a discussion panel featuring artistic, academic, and community voices.

Doors open at 6:30
Show begins at 7:00
Panel discussion at 8:15

Suggested donation of $5 - $15
All proceeds benefit the YWCA Cambridge

Produced in partnership with the YWCA Cambridge and its mission to eliminate racism and empower women & girls.
Co-Sponsored by the Cambridge Women’s Commission

To RSVP contact [at] for more information

Cori Spencer
cori.spencer [at]

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