To All the Black Girls Who've Waited

Written & Choreographed by Hope R. Ward
Produced by Squeaky Wheelz Productions

June 19 @ 7PM
Ars Nova | 511 W 54 St
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To All the Black Girls Who’ve Waited is a choreopoem performed through language, music, and movement. This selection of poetry is a celebratory love letter and healing space for the Black experience. To All the Black Girls Who’ve Waited tackles the complexities of Black Womanhood, Black Love, Black Joy, and Black Humanity.

Featuring Hope R. Ward, Odera Adimorah, Candace Boahene, Dawn Elizabeth Clements, Jasmine Eileen Coles, Tiffany Small & Alinca Hamilton
Featuring Vocal Performance by Frank Ward Jr.
Projection Design by Luke Hofmaier
Sound Design by Hope R. Ward & Eddie Powers
Lighting Design by Eddie Powers

Hope R. Ward is an actor, poet, and academic. Her work in all mediums recognizes and is derived through the synonymity of Black Feminism and universal humanity. Her most recent credits include “Antigone” in Baltimore Center Stage’s production of“Antigone” and “Tyree” in the Off- Broadway production of “Bundle of Sticks” at Intar Theater. She has appeared in amazon prime videos “Love My Roomie” and “Hawk’s Ridge”, and HBO’s Succession.

Alinca Hamilton is a born and bred New York actor, writer, and creator living in Harlem. Select acting credits include Clyde’s (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Mud Row (Premiere Stages); Audelco-nominated Gong Lum’s Legacy (New Federal Theater); Julius Cesar (Classic Stage Company); and the title character in the short film “Melody June Cooper: Actress* for Hire,” which she conceived and produced. Her creative and professional experiences at the Ford Foundation, WABC-TV Channel 7, and the Downtown Community Television Center enhanced her belief that art has the power to close the gap between perceived realities and radical new possibilities. She is an alum of Sundance Collab’s TV Writing program, a 2021-2022 Fresh Voices quarter-finalist for her pilot “Rinse. Repeat.” and her directorial-debut short film, “Black Girl Narrative,” has been featured in multiple film festivals worldwide. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.

Tiffany Small is an east coast actor currently living in Atlanta. She has worked both on stage and on screen in the Midwest and in NYC over the last decade. Tiffany has lent her talents to New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre, and Classic Stage Company and has performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. When she’s not creating theatre she enjoys reading, eating (huge foodie), educating, traveling both domestically and internationally, and being a mommy to the most amazing little female boss.

Squeaky Wheelz Productions is an ensemble-based multimedia production company whose mission is to create and share stories that are original, relevant, and personal to its members and its collaborators. We were brought together by Columbia University’s MFA Acting program, our work reflects our diverse races, genders, sexual orientation, class, and therefore our personal lived experiences. We seek out new stories to tell, new mediums upon which to tell them, and new collaborations to tell them with.