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 Wingz will return to The 519 this winter 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. The winter cycle will start in January 23rd and run till March 20th.
Dainty Smith is in production and curation for an intimate performance show titled Honey on February 14th.
This will be a sensual and an intimate, heart- centered show exploring our relationship with love. Grief, heartbreak, loss, longing, romance and joy. With performances by Dainty Smith, Ivory, Belle Jumelles, Ferrera Rose and Lourdes Duniam.
There will be an artist talk back inviting the audience to begin a conversation on the complexities of love, the artist and heartwork.
At Glad Day Bookstore
499 Church Street.
Doors at 9 PM
Show starts at 9:30 PM
Tickets are $10 at the door
Dainty Smith in collaboration with B Current's inc programming
''Deliberate Desires'' facilitated by Dainty Smith is a workshop focusing on crafting a story and performance that is about intentionally speaking to our desires without shame. In this process, the participants will create a mini one-person show. Incorporating a monologue and a dance and movement piece. In which the participants speak on what they dream of, long for and desire without judgement or shame. What would it look like if we could speak freely to what it is we long for? What do we desire? Ourselves? Love? Sexuality without limits? Freedom? To be seen? To be wanted? To be glamourous? What are we hungry for? And can we give ourselves permission to say it out loud?
Duration: 4 hours
Suitable for: Early 20’s to late 30’s
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