1/17/2023 4:38:00 PM "Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens" series next presents Shariffa Ali.
The popular “Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” series continues Thursday, January 26th at 5pm with 2022 Hermitage Major Theater Award Winner Shariffa Ali. This incredible theater maker hailing from South Africa is joined by singer, collaborator, and Ali’s dear friend Vuyo Sotashe to share insights into the plan for her new commission. Still in progress, the work is centered on small-town South Africa where a middle school choir, their principal, and their parents conspire to disguise the town’s most beloved singer as a girl in order to have him sing as a female soloist in a national competition. Learn about the origin for this commission in its early stages, hear text and songs that could influence the story, and get to know the theater-makers creating the work. Please visit www.hermitageartistretreat.org to register ($5 registration fee.) Selby Gardens is located at 1534 Mound Street in Sarasota.