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Cantrella Canady is Ma Rainey in new Theatre Conspiracy play


Cantrella Canady 02Opening on February 24 at the Alliance for the Arts is Theatre Conspiracy’s production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Brilliant and explosive, this play explores the complicated world of black musicians striving to make it at the height of the classic blues recording era in a culture denoted by both prejudice and gender bias. Directed by Sonya McCarter, the show stars Cantrella Canady as Ma Rainey.

Theatre Conspiracy audiences last saw Canady on stage Cantrella Canady 02Sin The Country Wife, where she played Lady Fidget. Other acting credits include The Rauschenberg Project Play at Lab Theater, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (in which she played the Lady in Green), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, and the stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s award-winning novel The Bluest Eye. She also appeared in Angela Pierre and the Motown 4 at Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral, and will be hosting the “As Small As A Mustard Seed: Planting As We Grow” Benefit Dinner at colored girls 03SThe New Beginnings of SWFL in March (2017). Preferring to stay busy, Cantrella will also play Louise for Lab Theater in Play On! in March/April.

Cantrella also currently co-hosts Destiny Radio Talk Show and is a member of the Gospel Jams Radio Show, Jam Crew. Her love of acting has also inspired her to perform in several community theater productions and web skits. She is enrolled Angela Pierre 03at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Theater.

February 14, 2017.


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