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“Time cannot be bought. The only coin time accepts is life.”
Young lovers Tish and Fonny discover they are having a baby after Fonny is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. This dynamic solo performance is told through Tish’s point of view, as well as Fonny’s in prison. The tone of the story is both sad & sweet, and always determined. The audience gets to deeply understand the central character’s dilemma as she continues to visit the father of her child behind bars, and her devotion to him increases. The performance shows us the strength of the Rivers family; how they come together to defend Fonny and get him out of prison to be reunited with Tish and their child. Throughout the performance we watch how the power of a family’s love can fight injustice and the racial bias of the judicial system.
Channie Waites is an applied theatre practitioner, performing and voice-over artist, educator, director and facilitator. She has collaborated with various youth, senior citizen and social justice leadership programs in the United States, Rwanda, and South Africa, as well as facilitated workshops within supportive housing communities and corrections facilities. She has toured and performed professionally within the United States and abroad. Channie has received several honors and acknowledgements for her audiobook narrations including Earphone Awards and Audie nominations. Channie has a M.A. in Applied Theatre from the School of Professional Studies-CUNY and has a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Anthropology and Dance from Penn State University.