Date(s) - 10/21/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8 Exchange St.
Auburn, NY 13021
“Shattering” is a solo poetic performance piece that reflects on a young girl’s journey, known affectionately as Nicole, as she grows up to be Juhanna. Young Nicole struggles with blazing her own trail and meeting everyone’s approval of who they believe she should be. Juhanna feels the weight of becoming her own woman and transitioning into the successful Dr. Juhanna Rogers. Despite her self-discovery, this dynamic business leader and one-woman powerhouse finds herself, once again, seeking approval. As she longs to love, celebrate, and recognize Dr. Juhanna Rogers, her world begins to shatter, reflecting the intricacies of becoming her true self.
“This play is about facing my story and being courageous and sharing it to hopefully comfort and inspire others to do the same,” said Dr. Rogers. “There is something magical and heavy about being a Black woman in the world. Shattering explores it all. I am most vulnerable in this work, and I am grateful for the opportunity.”