WordSlanger

WordSlanger: A poet for the people.

Always three eyes wide. 

Poet, Essayist, Scholar, Playwright ,Director, Actress,  SpokenWord Artist, Activist, Human.  

WordSlanger at the Ocean. Picture We Inhale. Circa 2005 

WordSlanger

"One of the best of our time"-- Pri Thomas

Photo by TaSin Sabir

 

Ayodele as Ruby in King Hedley, II. She is directing The American Century Cycle Project by August Wilson. She has appeared in two of the 10 plays and will be the first director to ever direct the Cycle in order chronologically. Marvin X calls her acting orgasmic.  Read more about the Century Cycle Project at: www.TalesofIronandWater.com Photo by TaSin Sabir

 

Artist Statement 

I create therefore I am.


WordSlanger

 as 

Opal Palmer Adisa's


  Bathroom Graffiti Queen 


Ismael Reed says "Nzinga is a tour de force."

Marvin X says "Her acting is orgasmic."


WordSlanger
A World Class Performance Artist

 

Media Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSLETpYlf_E

http://beforeitsnews.com/african-american-news/2015/04/zaras-faith-grandmother-rallies-community-to-fight-police-brutality-2454052.html

http://www.theatrebayarea.org/news/news.asp?id=326834

http://oaklandlocal.com/2015/03/inequality-violence-and-grief-the-battlefield-at-home-community-voices/

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2006/09/28_violence.shtml

http://sfbayview.com/2010/10/gem-of-the-ocean-an-interview-with-director-and-playwright-ayodele-nzinga/

http://www.sfchronicle.com/performance/article/Lower-Bottom-Playaz-Black-lens-universal-10845121.php?cmpid=fb-premium#photo-12114857#photo-12114857

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/radio-golf-questions-the-notion-of-progress/Content?oid=4618874

http://www.mercurynews.com/2015/12/22/review-lower-bottom-playaz-make-history-with-august-wilson-cycle/

http://www.theatrebayarea.org/news/276317/

http://sfbayview.com/tag/ayodele-nzinga/

http://oaklandvoices.us/ayodele-nzinga-community-artist-and-devoted-wordslanga/

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/ayodele-nzingas-true-to-life-fictions/Content?oid=4381454

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/11/review-overnight-depicts-oakland-in-upheaval/

http://hoodline.com/2017/03/theater-stages-play-on-development-in-shadow-of-new-lennar-high-rise

http://www.broadwayworld.com/san-francisco/article/The-Flight-Decks-OVERNIGHT-Extends-Into-Spring-20170418

http://sfbayview.com/2016/12/the-lower-bottom-playaz-proudly-presents-mama-at-twilight-death-by-love-by-ayodele-nzinga/

https://oaklandnorth.net/2011/10/13/west-oaklands-playaz-present-joe-turner/

http://crpbayarea.org/2017/04/19/alice-street-symposium-brings-activists-advocates-policymakers-together/

http://activate.metroactive.com/2016/10/building-silicon-valleys-cultural-district/

http://www.acgov.org/whof/inductees/2017/nzinga.htm