New Louisville run – Feb 13- Mar 1!
Welcome to the home of Eenie Meanie, Teresa Willis’ award-winning solo performance piece. At once funny and insightful, Eenie Meanie examines conditioned racism in the well-meaning heart. Following one white woman’s journey from innocence to apathy to awakening, Eenie Meanie employs music, video, and spoken word using Willis’ own experiences to provide a deeply personal perspective on baby-boomer racism.
AS PROMISED a new Louisville run is in the offing. Eenie Meanie will enjoy a 12 performance, 3 week run at the beautiful Henry Clay Theatre opening February 13 and running through March 1! This is made possible through a co-production with Bunbury Theatre. I’m thrilled to be welcomed by one of most established and successful independent theatre companies in Louisville. Check them out (and buy your tickets!) at BunburyTheatre.org.
The show has been performed 66 times since 2003 in California, Scotland, New York City, Cincinnati, Lexington & Louisville (Walden Theatre, 2006.) The show has been hailed by critics and audiences alike domestically and abroad. The show was the only Cincinnati Fringe entry awarded a pretigious Acclaim Award from the Cincinnati Enquirer for the 2006 season. Most recently Eenie Meanie was presented at the Slant Culture Theatre Festival in November 2013 – check out the great review from Arts-Louisville just added to the Press page.
So, yes, it’s been over a decade since the show’s premiere. Often I’ve thought it’s time to move on, put it away, write something else. But just as I’m about to break it down, another opportunity, another audience shows up. When I realized how this show moves people and inspires one to examine their own relationship to the wound of racism, I decided that I’d keep doing it as long as there was audience that wants to see it. And, that keeps happening. So Eenie Meanie keeps on keeping on.
In recognition of artistic excellence, Eenie Meanie (Alchemy Productions) has been selected to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.