Please note, this production has been cancelled.
Inspired by a true story, Aishah Rahman’s wonderfully crafted fantasy play exists between a prayer and a spell. Three years after the death of his 10-year-old son, who was shot in the back by a white police officer, Acts Benjamin is in search of a talisman to bring his family together. His quest leads him to build a car in the middle of his living room. Awilda, his wife, seeks solace by immersing herself in the church, while Walter his stepson, takes up arms seeking to become a “righteous gunman”. But, first they must find their mojo, truths must be revealed, and a ritual exorcism must occur. The Mojo and The Sayso is a story of a family: vulnerable human beings who sustain pain and love, hatreds, joys, sorrows, and degradation, and finally triumph.
The Mojo and The Sayso
by Aishah Rahman
directed by Akiba Abaka
presented by Up You Mighty Race Company
October, 1-24, 2009
Boston Center for the Arts
Featuring Dosha Beard, Raidge, Steven Kareem Clark, and Anthony Pitts.
Set Design by Jarrod Bray
Lighting Design by Michael Clark Wonson
Costumes by Jahzara
Original Music composed by Akili Jamal Haynes
Production Stage Manager, Shauday Johnson Jones
Assistant Director, Obehi Janice
Photos by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photos (tag archive).