In the oral traditions of West Africa and the African diaspora, Charlayne Woodard is a modern-day griot. On a bare stage, this magnificent storyteller spins her own exquisite real-life remembrance of her brain damaged aunt, Neat, and the profound change she brought to Charlayne's life. Neat, with her enormous love, energy, simplicity and magnificent clarity, teaches the young Charlayne what it is to cherish life. A magical, compelling, personal portrait of a young woman's coming of age, NEAT is the story of an urban African-American girl bursting into adulthood, experiencing first love, and embracing both black-pride and feminism. An evening of pure joy, compelling insight and hopefulness, NEAT is an inspiration for every family.
"Powerful, heartbreaking and beautiful…" —NY Times. "Neatly done…Engaging…" —NY Post. "Radiant, exuberant and gorgeous…" —NY Newsday. "Dazzling…" —LA Times. "Affectionate, funny and moving…" —Associated Press. "Joyous…winning…will touch your heart." —Newhouse Newspapers. "Extraordinary…" —Gannett Newspapers.