Another rockstar successful USA national Romanian Festival at the Wharf DC in the books for Bucharest Inside the Beltway! Again we were invited to run our wildly successful book booth - selling books by Romanian diaspora authors and non-Romanian experts on Romania. We covered all genres: history, poetry, photography, science, cookbooks, theatre, and more! BiB took the opportunity to host four surprise VIP DMV authors for hit book-signings throughout the weekend: Ioana Ieronim, Earnest Latham, Adela Sinclair, and Tope Folarin. On-stage BiB returned with four spoken word poetry presentations, featuring the words of Radu Vancu, Claudiu Komartin, Sir Harvey Fitz, Bypo Phoenix, Adela Sinclair, and Lady Godiva. Please visit BiB Facebook to view our photo album with the professional photos by Johnny Vacar that BiB considers to be the 2023 festival's greatest hits!
Play Synopsis: Igbo class is a safe space for Black students at Texas Light University. When that class becomes the backdrop of a viral video of an intense argument between Faith, a Black American Senior and Uchenna, a Nigerian American graduate student, the divide between the African community and the Black American community on campus is pushed to the forefront. In order to alleviate her campus' issues, Dean Thompson assigns Faith and Uchenna a mandatory project that will seek to connect the members of the Black community... if only they can put aside their differences long enough to create it. In this funny, ensemble-driven love story, We Both Suck Our Teeth explores the division and unity within the African diaspora.