Literary classic, The Color Purple, is to be re-imagined into a brand-new virtual audio production Recruiting acting talent from across the US, UK and South Africa The Color Purple Audio Experience: A Benefit for Black Womxn (TCPAX) immerses audiences in sound, allowing them to visualise this age-old story in their own way.
Produced by OurSomewhere Digital Productions co-founders, West End actress Malinda Parris and Broadway actor Joey Stone, TCPAX’s mission is to do more than entertain. Proceeds from the production will be directly donated to several charities that benefit Black womxn after its premiere on November 26, 2021.
The Color Purple Audio Experience tells the harrowing – but ultimately triumphant – story of a young girl named Celie who gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and find love, despite an abusive spouse and a world that punishes her for being born Black and female. Though Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning book is originally set in the 1900’s, OurSomewhere is using its core themes to explore modern-day conversations around race and gender-based violence.
A portion of ticket sales will go to several international charities including Black Girls Smile, Girls for A Change, Womankind Worldwide, Colours Youth Network, People Opposing Women Abuse and A Long Walk Home.