My theory that it is impossible to leave a Too Early for Birds performance without either donning a smile on your face or having learnt something new still stands. I have just now purchased my ticket to this month’s TEFB dubbed The Brazen Edition – a show that will feature an all women crew broadcasting untold stories of brazen women past.
The Brazen Edition is about the unapologetic existence; space taking, opportunity seizing, ceiling shattering, mind blowing women. They are you. They are me. They are us.
History has at any time been what it is now – writing, publishing and archiving with a particular gloss over women. So, what is it about women that attracts such intensive diminution despite their being so powerful beings?
In this derisive world, it is all too easy to diminish and erase other people simply because they are audacious. This kind of erasure is exactly what happened to Kenyan women whose vast contributions in the fight towards many freedoms we enjoy today has, for many years during and after the colonial era, been largely erased.
I will suppose that the answer to my question above is based on the fear of what they could and can accomplish and I will also suppose that history isn’t the demon per se. For the patriarchal, this will be an adventure outside of their comfort zone.
Date: 27th to 29th July 2018
Time: 7-9 pm (Friday); 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: *KES 1,000/- (Advance) and KES 1,500/- (Gate)
*To be purchased via M-Pesa Till Number: 734196