Peformance: Death of a Diva
Little girls want to be reality stars?! The only female rapper in the mainstream is a Black woman that calls herself “Barbie”! And many of the most talented women in the industry have become egomaniacs! According to tv/web personality, recording artist, & actress Amanda Seales, we’ve witnessed the Death of the Diva.
In her latest project, a hilarious musically infused one-woman show, Amanda morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, comedy, rhyme and song to tell her theory of what caused the destruction of the mainstream media image of the iconic powerful woman and the women it will/has affect(ed). Exploring the influence of imagery, she seeks to assign accountability to the lack of female images in the mainstream, and raise awareness on the repercussions that has had and will have on women. Accompanied by a three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. Its theatrical commentary on the image based society women are still defining their identities in, makes Death of the Diva a riveting piece as unique as its subject is universal.
Performances take place at Helen Mills in New York City, New York. Click here for dates and times.