Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is a Goddess, healer, performer, and literary powerhouse. The first Trans Woman Of Color in DC to publish a work of fiction, her advocacy and art continues to cultivate space for Trans and Gender-non conforming Artist. Lady Dane, “a shining star” (DC Metro Theatre Arts) who performed as one of the Fates in Wig Out!, returns to Studio for Werk! A one-night-only cabaret celebrating Black Women through storytelling and fan favorite songs. Lady Dane will be selling and signing copies of her books following her performance.
Part of Studio Theatre's SHOWROOM festival, a curated performance series in the summertime spirit—with spirits.
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi last appeared at Studio Theatre in Wigout!. Other DC-area credits include Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem at Theater Alliance; Last of the Whyos (World Premier), The Wedding Dress, and Kafka On The Shore at Spooky Action Theater. New York credits include Shape at La Mama Theater and Tarantella Spider Dance at Theater For the New City, as well as the web series King Ester. Choreography credits for DC-area theatres include Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem and Dontrell Who Kiss the Sea (Helen Hayes nomination) at Theater Alliance; Spunk at Signature Theater; Siwayul: Heart of A Woman for Nelwat Ishkamewe; As You Like it at Keegan Theater; and Nina Simone: Four Women at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nomination). Regional choreography credits include Shape at La Mama Theater, Tarantella Spider Dance (Elegua Track) for Theater for the New City, and The Color Purple for Portland Center Stage. Playwrighting credits include Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (world premier) for Theater Alliance, a reading of For Black Trans Girls… at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Writer’s Block and Guilty for The Keegan Theare’s Womxn on Fire Festival, and Absalom for Theater Alliance’s Hot House Festival. Dane is the first trans Woman of Color to publish a work of fiction in DC, Yemaya’s Daughters (2013), the first trans Woman of Color to be nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and the first trans Playwright of Color to receive a DC World Premier (Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem).