In the era of #MeToo and #Black Lives Matter, “She Can Be Evil” chronicles the life of a Black, middle-aged, jazz singer and pole dancer left devastated after being sexually assaulted by the man she secretly loved for nearly two decades.
Diagnosed with a life-threatening disease the following year, her life, reputation and career are in a downward spiral. Estranged from family, betrayed by close friends and shunned by colleagues for telling the “horrible thing,” she turns to the only person she can still trust: herself. She chronicles her lifetime of tragedies, the blurred lines between race, sex, justice and revenge. She rediscovers her humanity in her quest to find happiness beyond her trauma and finds purpose in the unconditional love she cultivates for herself while coming to terms with her mortality. She Can Be Evil is a solo play written and performed by Sandra Booker and directed by Juliette Jeffers as part of the Black Voices Solo Theatre Festival.