“Sugar in the Grits” Premieres October 7 at MOJA Festival

The Gullah Geechee Angel Network and We are Family presents “Sugar in the Grits” on Saturday October 7 at 7:00pm at Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting Street).  It is written and acted by talented up-and-coming playwright Vanity Reid Deterville, along with an ensemble of skilled actors.

This compelling story told through poetry, music, dance and oral history follows a young man from a family with both Caribbean and African Heritage and deep Southern Baptist roots in Charleston, South Carolina. As he comes of age, he experiences the hardship of having his feet in two marginalized groups; the black community and the gay community. He finds strength and resilience in his Gullah/Geechee culture setting him on an incredible journey to become the person he has only dreamed of being. Thus marks the beginning of this transwoman’s remarkable trek!

“Sugar in the Grits” is a product of Carlie Towne Productions and Wineglass Gullah/Geechee Productions. Tickets are $21 for adults and can be purchased at Mojafestival.com,  City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs (843-724-7305) or you may email ctowne90@hotmail.com for more information.

Vanity Reid Deterville

1 Comment

  1. Lee Anne Leland on September 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Vanity is speaking her truth. And it is a truth all should hear, and learn from. She may have been assigned male at birth but she is, and always was, a woman. #blacktranslivesmatter

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