HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True
A.R.T. Season
January 26 - February 11, 2018
"Scintillating and evocative."
- Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Daily Trust
"A powerful feminist vision."
Harvard University Professor Biodun Jeyifo

Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa

Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Staged by director and writer Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria, and the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions. The critically-acclaimed production of HEAR WORD! returns to the A.R.T. after its US premiere in a limited run last season. 

There are so many forces at work in this awful story: political, social, religious, certainly misogyny. But Nigerian playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa says that if the world is to make an honest reckoning of how and why women are oppressed, women must ask themselves, “What’s my responsibility? What did I do to create this world?” More

Producer, director, performer, writer, architect. Over the past two decades, Ifeoma Fafunwa has worn many hats searching for the ideal vehicle with which to marry her art with her deep concerns for the world. More

Press Releases

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces dates of accessible programming in the 2017/18 Season. American Sign Language (ASL)-interpreted, open-captioned, audio-described, and sensory-friendly performances will be offered.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Season including Burn All Night, WARHOLCAPOTE, Sense and Sensibility, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, The White Card, and Jagged Little Pill.

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25. Save when you book 10+ tickets.

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 9+

Audio Described

Feb. 9 at 7:30PM & Feb. 11 at 2PM

Open Captioned Logo Open Captioned

Feb. 8 at 7:30PM & Feb. 11 at 2PM


Purchase your tickets for our OC or AD performances via phone at 617.547.8300, in person, or by email at ticketservices@amrep.org.

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Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
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