Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance.
“I just want to learn what’s normal and what’s not normal. Yeah. What it’s meant to be like. I just want to be happy.”
Kind of Woman is a new one-woman play about Ama, a young Swedish-born Ghanaian woman who has moved to London for University with her best friend.
On a night out, Ama meets her future boyfriend. What ensues is the fantasy turning into a nightmare. Ama goes from feeling adored and loved, to feeling like she is walking on eggshells. After the relationship, Ama begins to reflect on a version of a real Ghanaian ritual that her mother did for her when she was young and begins to wonder what kind of woman she is, and who she wants to be.
We go on a journey with her as she tries to navigate the effects of the relationship, realising that she alone can define who she is. The play is inspired by true events and is an exploration of love, self-love, emotional abuse and intergenerational Black female relationships.