m(y)o͝oˈlädō- (dated offensive) a person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially a person with one white and one black parent.
m(y)o͝oˈlädō explores what it is like to belong to two worlds. What is like to be simultaneously welcomed and shunned by the two communities you're a part of? Part diary, part documentary m(y)o͝oˈlädō explores sexism, classism, colorism, racism, and many other things that divide us as people.
Written and performed by Alexis Ingram, m(y)o͝oˈlädō was first conceived at The La MaMa ETC Playwright Symposium in Umbria, Italy of 2012. Under the tutelage of Leah Fondakowski (Tectonic Theater Project) it was written just as an autobiography play. It was put to rest until July of 2018 when Ingram work-shopped it at on residency at The Barn Arts Collective- Hamilton Project in Maine. It was performed for the first time and the story was combined with about 20 interviews of other mixed black women living in the US. Ingram brought it back home for The Wilbury Theatre Group's FRINGEPVD along with director MJ Daly. It had two sold out shows for FRINGEPVD and had a special run at Wilbury where more interviews and stories were added in.
Now the show is on it’s way to The Basin Arts Collective in Lafayette, Louisiana. For February 2019 Alexis will be teaching workshops on social justice in art/education as well as performing this show! This one-woman show is still in development and constantly changing!
WATCH m(y)o͝oˈlädō (phase 4) BELOW! ! Shot and edited by the awesome Neil Guliano. Directed by MJ Daly, stage managed by Polly Feliciano with puppet design by Liz Oakley as part of the STUDIO W at The Wilbury Group!