SAY IT AIN’T SO by Nikki Brake-Sillá
SAY IT AIN'T SO weaves a tale of Sandra, an affluent Black mother, on the lam with her Deaf sister, Renny. Sandra encounters her Ancestors, Past, Present, and Future, who bring into question, can Black women ever truly be free? The play asks, What do we inherit? What past should we not pass on? Can cycles really be broken?
Funds raised through this campaign will support the development and production of SAY IT AIN'T SO as it makes its premiere this July with Revolution Shakespeare and Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, PA.
SAY IT AIN'T SO was commissioned in 2021 by Revolution Shakespeare. It received its first professional reading as part of Philidelphia Fringe Fest 2021. It has been developed at Queens Theatre in December 2022 as part of New American Voices and Queens Theatre/Apothetae Fellowship Program.
Nikki Brake-Sillá was a finalist for Live & In Color's 2022 June Bingham New Playwright Commission.