Footprints Festival, Solo
HOW I LEARNED TO SWIM
DIRECTED BY KHADIFA WONG.
10 June 2021
“Grief is weird and expensive.”
Jamie wants to start swimming lessons. Which is not unusual, except for the fact that she just turned thirty. Attempting to find closure after her brother’s disappearance, she decides it’s time to face her fear. This coming-of-adulthood story explores Black people’s relationship to water, whilst finally answering the question: are there really sharks in the deep end of the pool?
Writer and director Somebody Jones and Khadifa Wong are JST Creative Associates, where Khadifa assistant directed 15 Heroines and directed Adventurous. Somebody Jones wrote Black Women Dating White Men (Hollywood Fringe Festival, Fringe of Colour). Jessie McKenzie co-designed 15 Heroines.
TICKET BAND C
Tuesday 1 June 7.30pm
Friday 4 June 9.30pm
Saturday 5 June 5.30pm
Thursday 10 June 7.30pm
“Engaging, funny, blunt and thoughtful.”
on BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN