Porsha Olayiwola

writer. educator. curator



SPIRIT is an Afro-futurist and Afro- surrealist theater project from poet-playwrights Porsha Olayiwola and Marshall "Gripp" Gillson. Written in two acts, the production is a theatrical experiment that discusses race, forgiveness, and healing in both the future in the past.

The show is set to debut in October 2019 in Boston, MA.

For more information about the progress of the production, follow us here: http://spirit.land/

Black & Ugly As Ever

Black & Ugly as Ever is a one-person choreopoem that explores what it means to move through reality as a queer, fat, dark-skinned woman.  The production utilizes original song, poetry, and movement to discover love of self in a body that occupies multiple marginalized identities. This hour-long production is split between two halves: one that scrutinizes society's norms and the other that praise the defiance of rigid normalities. Be prepared to laugh, cry, think critically and be a little uncomfortable in this dangerous love story.

The choreopoem runs for about 50 minutes and is malleable to location. Please contact for bookings.


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