Project Description

Flight, a new work by acclaimed theatre artist Beryl Bain, dissects the ground-breaking life of aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman, and how she became the first African-American woman and first Native-American to earn an international pilot’s licence. Bessie dazzled Americans of all races with her bravery, beauty, and technological mastery, but never became the household name she deserved to be. Flight channels Coleman’s a seemingly unshakable optimism, and her willingness to defy obstacles, overcome her fears and always bet on herself.

Creative Team

Creator & Performer: Beryl Bain
Dramaturg: Lisa Codrington
Designer: Rachel Forbes

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