Sauda Aziza Jackson / April Sweeney
I DIGRESS: The intimate insights of a childhood weirdo
@Gray Spaces: Rally
January 10, 2020 @ 8pm
Written & Performed by Sauda Aziza Jackson
Directed by April Sweeney
Produced by *Necessary Digression
Sauda Jackson weaves together personal tales from her childhood
with the media and memorabilia that defined her past in this multimedia performance piece, part memoir, a sliver of music, a quarter bio-drama, and a dribble of her own special sauce. I DIGRESS, a performance memoir, explores the weight of inheritance and the recollection of memories and material things once lost to time.
Sauda Aziza Jackson has appeared in many theatre productions during her 20 plus years in New York City. The Chicago native has participated with Little Lord (Now is the Time), International Wow lead by artistic director Josh Fox (Expense of Spirit, Limitless Joy) and Sponsored by Nobody (The Arts(original cast), Behind the Bullseye). Sauda studied theater at Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a B.A in Theater Arts. She continued on to The Neighborhood Playhouse summer program (Ron Stetson Scene study) and finally matriculated to the MFA program in acting at Brooklyn College (F. Murray Abraham, master class instructor).
April Sweeney is a performer and theater maker who has performed internationally in theaters and festivals in Belgium, Hungary, Argentina, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Her U.S. performance projects have been seen at P.S 122, The Kitchen, Under the Radar, La Mama, Boom Arts, Montana Rep, Arkansas Rep, and various NYC downtown venues. As a director, her work has been seen in Argentina, Belgium, NYC, and Upstate New York.