“Matlock’s show is designed to travel and to provoke conversation...Her inventive performance piece shares that discovery in a way that is always engaging, well-researched, and impossible to ignore.” — Dorothy Chansky, The New York Theatre Wire

Matlock’s show is designed to travel and to provoke conversation...Her inventive performance piece shares that discovery in a way that is always engaging, well-researched, and impossible to ignore.”

— Dorothy Chansky, The New York Theatre Wire

The Mammy Project is an original work made up of a series of monologues, which explores the influence that the icon, stereotype and myth of "Mammy" has had on contemporary American culture. This project weaves the untold history of Nancy Green, the first African-American woman hired to play the part of    "Aunt Jemima" at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago with the documented struggle that African-American activists' like Ida B. Wells, had to get African Americans represented at the very same World's Fair. Using original music, storytelling and historical speeches, The Mammy Project transforms an oppressive stereotype into a celebration of the power we gain from knowing and understanding our history.