A Solo Play
Written and Performed by Ingrid Griffith
Directed by Margit Edwards
Two Special Performances to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Thurs, 10/20 @ 6:30pm & Sat, 10/22 @ 4pm
“A gem of a show . . . Moving with lightning speed through 18 characters —most of whom have recurring roles in the play — she keeps her audiences enthralled and engaged…”
-NY Daily News
“The new immigrant comes with no less a determined heart and soul…” – The Huffington Post
DEMERARA GOLD “is an ode to taking back your own worth.” -New York Amsterdam News
“Demerara Gold is entertaining, thrilling and potentially restorative!”
-Caribbean Entertainment Magazine
New York, NY…Demerara Gold is a Caribbean tale told by one-woman playing 18 characters. Ingrid Griffith shares a hilarious and thought-provoking story of her life as a kid in Guyana dreaming of America and the realities she finds here.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Ingrid Griffith’s solo play, Demerara Gold, carries an important message about domestic violence and lights the pathway out of shame and secrecy toward healing. The play resonates with those who have witnessed domestic violence, young men and especially women, intimate partners and all those who seek healing and loving lives.
Actress/Playwright, Ingrid Griffith has been in theatrical productions in and around New York City. Some of her favorite roles were playing Lady Reveller in the 18th century play, The Basset Table, by Susanna Centlivre, Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”, Hedda Gabler in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” and various characters in Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”. In April 2014, Ingrid Griffith drew raves for her performance at the John Jay Black Box Theater as Mama Nadi, the lead character in “Ruined”, a play by Lynn Nottage about brothel women in war-torn Congo. June 2013, she performed excerpts from DEMERARA GOLD at Soho Playhouse as an opening act for Debra Ehrhardt’s popular “Jamaica Farewell”. In May 2013, the classically trained actress brought audiences out of their seats at the center stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in a supporting role in “Buckingham”, a period piece by Tina Andrews about slavery and African bloodlines in British royalty. In
Thurs, October 20 @ 6:30pm & Sat, October 22 @ 4pm at The Duplex (Cabaret Theatre), 61 Christopher Street (@ 7th Ave), NYC.
Run time: 80 minutes