black do crack

Salvage Vanguard Theater is proud to announce the Works Progress Austin (WPA) workshop, black do crack, a new solo performance by Florinda Bryant. One FREE performance of this work-in-progress will run April 28 at 7:30pm at the Dougherty Arts Center.

black do crack is an invitation to transform. It is an exploration of the mythology of the strong black woman. The mother who is not allowed to crack, but is dying under the pressure of that fiction. Drugs and food. Escaping. Stuck. Moving slow. Moving too fast. We wail. In secret. Hiding our discomposure. Black bends, and do crack.

Playing with language, song and movement, black do crack is an exploration of the curse and the blessing of being a strong Woman. What happens when the bough breaks? How does time move if seasons change but we don't? black do crack is an invitation to be honest with our struggles, and to truly see and make space for the struggle in one another. How do we check on each other? How do we make space for our daughters to use their wail to help them transform?

TICKETS: FREE, online or at the door. Box office opens at 6:30pm. Reservations for the performance can be made at

Apr 28
Extremely limited number of seats remaining.



Apr 2018
Apr 28th 2018 at 7:30pm