Ebony’s one woman show “Hunger” gives her an opportunity to unpack the baggage she’d been given, tackle her “daddy issues”, forgive, and transform the space into healing for us all. “Hunger” is heavy, funny, and moving as it takes you on a journey from girl to grown woman with stories and rhythmic poetry.
“Ebony Stewart brought all the fire and fearlessness that’s made her a legend in spoken-word circles to this solo show about her own pain and healing. As intensely personal and richly written a show as I saw, its artfully chosen words delivered with spellbinding force.” -Robert Fairies (Austin Chroncile)
“Ebony Stewart has kicked all the doors down with her new one-woman show, Hunger. In terms of form – she defies it. Her writing, her stellar performance and the deft directorial hand of Zell Miller, 111 explode hip-hop, spoken word, theatrical jazz, straight ahead theatre and the ritual of forgiveness on stage. Hunger is a new thing, it’s the next Now. Honestly, I haven’t had an experience in theatre as compelling, complex, innovative and powerful since I saw (the original touring company perform) For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf. Through the specifics of this young woman’s story, body and exquisite artistry, Hunger positions young Black women as leaders in the work of healing and change – which is exactly as it should be. In doing so Hunger gives the field (of theatre and performance) the opportunity to stop asking the question “how do we get more diversity onstage – in our seats?” BOOK HUNGER, then do the work of welcoming all of the communities that Hunger speaks to to your space.
I can’t wait to see Hunger again.
To witness Ebony Stewart in flight.”
-Sharon Bridgforth (Performing Artist/Writer)