The Characters of 9 Ounces: A One Person Show

Conversation with Anastacia-Reneé

Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 pm


Join Anastacia-Reneé for an exploration and conversation with the three main characters of 9 Ounces: A One Person Show: Luna, Saraphina, and Alice—the latter also being the main subject of the artist’s current exhibition. Each character will discuss selected clips from the show followed by a brief moderated Q & A. Registrants will receive a link to view a recording of 9 Ounces in advance of the program. Please note, the show contains explicit language. This program is recommended for ages 16+.

About 9 Ounces

A polyvalent choreoplay unapologetically downward-dogging its way through classism, racism, privilege, systemic oppression, ageism, and gentrification, 9 Ounces has been presented at arts venues across Seattle since 2015. Using the audience as mirror and internal reflection, together, through textured theatrical vignettes, Alice, Luna, and Saraphina weave collective and individual narratives of resilience and epiphany.

Explore this collection of recommended reading for the exhibition available for purchase at the Museum Store’s website.

About the Presenter

Anastacia-Reneé (American, b. 1972, Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning, widely published writer, playwright, TEDx speaker, Deep End podcast cohost, and interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Seattle. A 4Culture Arc Artist Fellow (2020) and Jack Straw Writers Program curator (2020), Anastacia-Reneé was the Seattle Civic Poet (2017–19) and Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House (2015–17). She has been selected for fellowships and residencies by Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Ragdale, Mineral School, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and the New Orleans Writers’ Residency. She is the author of five books, including two full-length manuscripts, (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish), and two plays 9 Ounces and Queer Mama Crossroads.

Anastacia-Reneé received the 2018 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and is accompanied by a presentation at the Frye Art Museum.

Photo: Sadiqua Iman (Earth Pearl Collective)