a new musical
RAPunzel (Book by Jasmine Mitchell, Additional Lyrics by Ibukun Ope, Music by Diallo Adams & Ibukun Ope) is a calypso rap fusion, family drama musical. It's been developed through University of Maryland's Kreativity Diversity Troupe and the Fearless New Play Festival in November 2020.
It's a young Rayven’s 18th birthday, but she's feeling out of touch with herself and trapped in the tower of family secrets. Eager to discover her familial roots and heritage, she ventures back home to Dominica and unearths the secret her parents have hid from Rayven her entire life.
Rayven must find the witch, break the curse, and set her family free. A story laced with secrets, faerie queens, black joy, and that island flare, the tale of our young black Rapunzel finally letting her hair down and discovering her inner magic is one you don’t want to miss!