mobile logo
MB as a Young Girl MB as a Young Girl MB as a Young Girl

Kimmel Center Presents


By M'Balia Singley

Feb 26, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

This event has passed.

A portrait of a Black woman in America, told with humor, honesty, and a dash of Shakespeare


Using themes from Shakespeare’s Othello, M’Balia Singley confronts her experience as a Black woman in America with equal parts humor and honesty in this brand-new theatrical work. Turn weaves original songs, comedy, and engrossing stories into a performance that is both sweeping and intimate. From societal expectations to relatable family dysfunction, Singley turns to the unlikely 16th century play and finds connections to our 21st century lives. 

The Kimmel Center is proud to present the world premiere of Turn, which was conceived during the artist's time as a Kimmel Center Theater Residency artist in June 2018. The Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency Program is created to help support theater artists create new work in partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The Theater Residency program is generously supported by the Lida Foundation.

Written, Composed, and Performed by M’Balia Singley
Directed by Starfire (Christina May)
Lighting Design by Peter Whinnery
Set Design by Angela Faranda
Costume Design by Rosemarie McKelvey
Music Direction by Jimmy Coleman
Arrangements by Keith Giosa
Band: Stan Davis and Mateo Gloistein
Stage Managed by Melody Wong

SEI Innovation Studio - BYOB logo*These are designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

SEI Innovation Studio

Inside the Kimmel Center

2 levels below ground floor

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 70 Minutes with No Intermission

Our Theater Residency program supports the long tradition of creating new Theater in Philadelphia. For more information, click here


*Show contains language and sexual themes


Thank You To Our Sponsors

You Might Also Like