Blak Rapp Madusa
Blak Rapp Madusa

KST Alloy Studios
May 25, 26 & 27
Various times

If you’ve heard her at the mic, then you know how powerful a performer Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A. is. This weekend don’t miss the artist performing her latest role at KST‘s Alloy Studios.

The one-woman play, “Mary’s Daughter: Memoirs of an Artivist,” chronicles the life and experiences of Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A., who was born Melanie Carter in Harrisburg, Pa.

Co-presented with 1Hood Media, the 75-minute production features five monologues, original poetry, rap songs and dance, to embody different aspects of the artist’s life.

Carter describes the work as an exploration of “the definition of Black feminist artistic resistance” that will take audiences on a “journey through my world, as a formerly incarcerated, bisexual, Muslim activist artist.”

Blending autobiography, satire and drama, the work explores the lives and identities of black women, as well as topics about race, gender, religion, mass incarceration, political justice and more.

M.A.D.U.S.A. — whose name is an acronym for “Making A Difference Using Skills and Activism” — is known for creating culturally rich music fusing spoken word poetry, melodic lyricism, rap and historical content.

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Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.