“Anika’s performance inspired me to be in touch with my own emotions and thoughts as a black woman. I am grateful for the honesty, grace, and power in each piece. It truly was a gift to experience.”–Elizabeth L.
Anika has been invited by James Scruggs, playwright of 3/Fifths, to do a talkback session with him and her longtime colleague, Joseph DiCenso, directly following the May 11th performance. 3/FIFTHS is a comprehensive theatrical exploration of root causes and continued violence perpetrated against men of color, and America’s fascination with the virtual weaponization of black skin. The work will incorporate large scale immersive video, performance, text, music, and radical interactivity to trace the brutality from America’s original sin (slavery), to the latest unarmed black man killed due to heavily armed policemen fearing for their lives.