The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival
DEMERARA GOLD is the story of a spirited, 7-year old Caribbean girl who is left in the care of her two grandmothers after her parents suddenly get visas to the U.S.A.
One grandmother is a rigid recluse. The other grandmother is a religious fanatic.
The girl's dreams are on hold until she gets a visa to join her parents in America. But first, she must survive in both grandmothers' worlds.
Ingrid taps into her wild spirit to break away and reunite with her parents in her new home in America only to find that her battle has just begun.
You'll laugh 'til you cry!
MEET ACTRESS/PLAYWRIGHT - INGRID GRIFFITH:
Ingrid has been in theatrical productions in and around New York City. Some of her favorite roles were playing Lady Reveller in the 18th century play, The Basset Table, by Susanna Centlivre, Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt", Hedda Gabler in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" and various characters in Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues".
In May, 2013, the classically trained actress brought audiences out of their seats at the center stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in a supporting role in “Buckingham”, a period piece by Tina Andrews about slavery and African bloodlines in British royalty. In June 2013, she performed excerpts from DEMERARA GOLD at Soho Playhouse as an opening act for Debra Ehrhardt’s popular “Jamaica Farewell”.
In April, 2014 Ingrid Griffith drew raves for her performance at the John Jay College Black Box Theater as Mama Nadi, the lead character in “Ruined”, a play by Lynn Nottage about brothel women in war-torn Congo. In April 2016, Ingrid played Elaine Brown, the former Black Panther Party Chairperson, in Anna Deavere Smith's "Twilight: Los Angeles".
DEMERARA GOLD, the solo play Ingrid Griffith has written and honed at Matt Hoverman's GO SOLO Workshops, premiered at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in July 2014. Since then, Ingrid has been performing DEMERARA GOLD at high schools, colleges, theaters and other venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, across the U.S. and overseas. January 2015 - Guyana, S.A. - venues in Georgetown, Linden and Berbice. March 2015 - 22nd Annual Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival in Venice, CA. May 2015 - UK: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London; Patadar Theatre, Wembley, UK. November 2015 - Toronto, Canada; Decatur, Georgia; Fort Washington, Maryland; January 2016 - The Triad, NYC; February 2016 - Peace Memorial Hall, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. June 2016 - South Orange, NJ. April 2016 and August 2016 - South Oxford Space, Brooklyn; October and December 2016 - The Duplex, NYC; July 2017 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - ARTSERVE. We're interested in speaking with artistic directors and/or producer(s) to continue staging DEMERARA GOLD.
Date: Saturday - June 29, 2019
Date: Sunday - June 30, 2019
Location: Anacostia Arts Center - 1231 Good Hope Road, SE Washington, DC