A'nat Dittni

10 Minute - Jeanette attends Ellis, her father, at his deathbed. He has an important family legend he must pass on to her before he dies, or the tale and its language will be lost forever. But Jeannette also has a confession to make.
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A'nat Dittni

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  • Duvayne Emanuel:
    3 Apr. 2019
    Being from the deep south and a practictioner of hoodoo, this play truly resonated with me. Its spiritual overtones and flavorful language was music to my ears. And the tradition of taking care of the elderly parent who once took care of you hits home hard. Good stuff.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    3 Aug. 2018
    Such a magical play richly told about passing on one's story to the next generation and keeping it from dying. out. I love how the scene plays out with the daughter in need to tell her own secret and the pain of maybe not being able to carry her father's wish that their story continue from one generation to the next. It made me sad thinking of all the lost stories of our world and resonated so strongly from a writer's viewpoint. I would love to see this on stage and can't wait to read more of Chisholm's beautiful work.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    30 Jul. 2018
    A beautiful short play about loss and what we can and can't pass on through generations. The two characters in this piece have such vibrant needs, both would be fantastic roles for actors to step into. The language is steeped in myth and folklore, and is equal parts lovely and heart breaking. After reading "A'nat Dittni" I'm really excited to dig into more of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's work.