Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Jo Long Theatre
226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202
The Clothesline Muse is a devised theatrical production originally conceived as dance by Dr. Kariamu Welsh and developed into an evening length multi discipline theatrical piece. The intergenerational story is centered around Grandma Blu , an elderly washerwoman, storyteller and owner of Blu s by Hand Laundry and her 26 year old granddaughter Mary Mack . Mary is an emerging screenwriter, feminist and afro-futurist, who saw little value in washerwoman culture and Grandmas old fashioned stories. As Grandma Blu passes on, Mary must fulfill her promise to take care of her house filled to the brim with a lifetime of memories and laundry artifacts. Marys decision to dispose of everything in sight prompts Grandma to share her clothesline stories one last time.