Not One of Us

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The murder of George Floyd inspired my latest solo performance piece, exploring the intersection of race, class, privilege and gender in my life.  The work addresses systemic racism, including medical discrepancies as I experienced them, in medical school at Yale, on an OB-GYN rotation in Lagos, Nigeria, in training in San Francisco and finally as a stroke patient!

Audience Feedback from SF Premiere January 2021 

Not One of Us 

@ Playground Solo Performance Festival

"Mesmerizing!"

 “Bold and Provocative.”  

"Spectacular!”    "Brilliant!"   “Beautiful!”

"Loved and was so moved.”  "Deft, spare." "Transporting."    “Inspiring!”

"Thank you for an enchanting tale told brilliantly."

 "I hope your performance gets broadcast to a much wider audience as such consciousness raising is necessary to enable more parity, trust and confidence between patients and doctors, healthcare & front line workers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex & gender preference, etc."

Upcoming Performances

 

Brian Copeland Presents

the Best of San Francisco Solo Series

San Leandro

October 21-23, 2022

Past Performances

Include UCSF, Santa Clara Medical Center, Diversity Training Courses

Tell It On Tuesday MarshStream

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Not One of Us

              Excerpt

Tell It On Tuesday MarshStream

Excerpt: (Nigeria/Motherland) 

Not One of Us

      

              (click for sound)  

And 2022, a sneak preview, excerpt from my latest project, (initially titled Not One of Us:Ancestors)

What We Carry
An exploration of my family history
 

David Ford's Class MarshStream
Excerpt: 3 Characters from a
Family's History 
What We Carry
(begins at 53:40)