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. Other Del LaGrace Volcano (visual artist). Director Sheron Wray. Design Rajha Shakiry. Music Juwon Ogungbe. Lighting Crin Claxton. Other Sue Giovanni (visuals editor). Other Felony D (assistant to composer/DJ mixer).

Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey

Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey (One person show) production archive for QTIX code T01528418. Details of all Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S401364268

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13 May 08
17 May 08
Inner London
Greater London

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