Ash & Feather
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CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP
Black And LGBTQ Family Lives Matter:
Emotional Well- Being During Cancer And COVID-19
Two Black American dads and daughter, Phoenix, take a journey through brain cancer. Poetry, songs and fables enrich Phoenix’s internal sense of self. She rises from the ashes of hardship, where cancer becomes a minor character in her story.
For Teachers: download a curricular unit on the Ash & Feather podcast and personal narrative, including interactive, creative discussion questions.
For Families: download the listening guide.
Playwright: Sharon Frances Director: Daphnie Sicre
Phoenix: Allesse Patterson
Eagle: Karl O’Brian Williams
Duck: Chris Berry
Ing: Isabella Johnson
Hen: Camila Robles
Narrator: Katie Laszynski
Doctor: Jaelyn Williams
Ensemble: Joceylyn Noemi Perez
Stage Manager and Sound Design: Mackenzie Ross