Door of No Return
Door Of No Return, Nehassaiu's one-woman show, was introduced to NYC audiences in 2011/12 with staged readings at RACCA's Seaport Salon, Artistic Director, Imani Douglas, & The Seaport Museum.
Originally produced at Rites & Reason Theatre, Brown University, Door of No Return has been performed at Portsmouth Abbey,RI, Wheaton College, MA, Goddard College, VT, APAP in New York, The GAMM Theatre/ "Freedom Festival", and the Historic Y Theatre in Cambridge, MA . In 2009, a bilingual French/English translation of Door Of No Return was commissioned by Montreal's PROJET LEVIER/ Engrenage Noir and completed by Canadian spoken word poet and translator, Ingrid Joseph aka "Oni, the Haitian Sensation."
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photo credit: donna maria bruton
Rigidigidim De Bamba De: Ruptured Calypso
And how! These women are sublime.––– The New York Times
Caryn Hodge & Nehassaiu deGannes in "Windrush"
photo: Paul Kopecki, courtesy of The Painted Bride and COCo Dance Theatre
–––Robert Nesti, The Boston Herald
“… it’s deGannes who’s a delight to watch, as she changes gears so easily and confidently from adoring daughter to uneasy lover and testy sibling.” –––Channing Gray, The Providence Journal
“deGannes draws your attention from the first moments with her vibrancy, compassion and quickness, all wrapped in a cloud of vulnerability. That’s a good trick, and she does it well.” –––David Howard, The Seekonk Star
A Preface To The Alien Garden
–––Carolyn Clay, The Providence Phoenix
photo credit: T. Charles Erickson