WORKS IN PROGRESS
Dainty is currently developing a number of works in her capacity as a playwright, producer, arts educator and performer.
Body Love: Free Affirming Dance Classes
The phenomenal Dainty Smith & Ravyn Wings return to The 519 this fall with Body Love. Designed to empower Queer and Trans exercise, performance development and increase performance opportunities, Body Love is a series of movement workshops that begin with self-love meditation exercise then move into movement and choreographic mentor-ship. The group focuses on the love of our bodies – all shapes, sizes and abilities. The program is centered around empowering community choices and encouraging a deep sense of self and confidence. Classes start September 19th and run until November 14th.
Dainty is currently in curation and production for 'Les Femmes Fatales Presents: Femme Fatality.'
The final chapter in the blaxploitation trilogy for her burlesque troupe Les Femmes Fatales on December 9th.
Daughters Of Lillith
Daughters Of Lilith is directed by Ravyn Wngz and features an all Black woman cast. Daughters of Lilith is the story of six complicated sisters who are bound together through blood, Blackness, femininity, the past and the present. Each sister has a dual nature which is symbolic of the very vital dual nature in all women. It is a story about how Black women survive love, loss, heartbreak, misogynoir and trauma.
The sisters reunite in the forest, searching for their mother Lilith and for ways to remember their personal and collective magic.
directed by | Ravyn Wngz
written by | Dainty Smith
Miranda Warner as Sister Warrior
Sharrae Lyon as Sister Witch
Amber Williams King as Sister Death
Rania El Mugammar as Sister Jezebel
Dainty Smith as Sister Wolf
Steff Ivory Conover as Sister Daughter
associate producer | Steff Ivory Conover
stage managers | Laura Swan and Rinchen Dolma
make up artist | Trixi Jones
costume designer | Brooke Alviano
Sound design | Nic Murray