Sugar in the Grits
The Arts have always been a creative and necessary expressive outlet for marginalized groups to gain headlining attention with the day-to-day restrictive issues they deal with. These funds will be directed towards a play that is the first of its kind here in the city of Charleston, SC – “Sugar in the Grits,”- and that will have the privilege of being featured in the annual MOJA ARTS FESTIVAL. From the Sweetgrass basket weaving on the market to the song and dance featured in the annual piccolo Spoleto Festival, the arts have always been an upward mobility outlet. Through “the Holy City” It’s the story of a young man who was raised by the southern baptist roots of Charleston, SC and comes from a family with Caribbean and African heritage. He experiences the hardships of two marginalized groups (the black community and the gay community) but acknowledges his resilience through his own GullahGeechee culture and upbringing so that he can embark on becoming the person he was only ever allowed to dream of. Thus marks the beginning of a transwoman’s journey. She is Vanity UNLEASHED…She is Vanity Reid Deterville this is a journey that is told through poetry, music and dance.