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Moj of the Antarctic is inspired by the true life story of Ellen Craft, a 19th century African-American slave woman who escaped to freedom by disguising herself as a white man. Ellen's amazing story of race and gender cross-dressing is one of the forgotten gem's of Black history, and the history of drag! Moj of the Antarctic extends Ellen's amazing biography into a flight of theatrical fantasy where upon arrival in Victorian London, she finds work as a sailor on a whaling ship bound for the Southern Seas. Life on the ship is tough and even stranger is the men's obsession with Black face minstrelsy. Eventually the ship arrives in Antarctic waters ripe for gruesome whaling, and Moj becomes the first Black woman to step foot Antarctica. This theatre piece incorporates video, text, dance, music, storytelling, song and original photography created for the piece on location in Antarctica by legendary queer visual artist Del LaGrace Volcano.

Performers Mojisola Adebayo.
Author Mojisola Adebayo. Producer Mojisola Adebayo. Producer Antarctic Collective. Director Sheron Wray. Design Rajha Shakiry. Other Del LaGrace Volcano (visual art). Lighting Crin Claxton.

Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey

Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey (One person show) production archive for QTIX code T0133136195. Details of all Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S401364268

Archive Listings

14 Nov 06
18 Nov 06
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Outer London
Greater London

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