The Tutorial Part II: The White Tears Tea Steam

Written and performed by actress, filmmaker, and performance artist Sola Bamis, the second step of The Tutorial, The White Tears Tea Steam, was presented at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) 2019 New Original Works Festival. Part social…

The Tutorial Part II: The White Tears Tea Steam

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Written and performed by actress, filmmaker, and performance artist Sola Bamis, the second step of The Tutorial, The White Tears Tea Steam, was presented at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) 2019 New Original Works Festival.

Part social media livestream event, film/video installation, performance art, and theatre piece, the second part of this multi-step skincare tutorial and digital litany for blk womyn’s survival explores the enduring trauma of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, uncovering the horrors of the Middle Passage, the exhaustion of forced labor, and the shame of sexual exploitation to demonstrate the extent of human loss and sheer brutality necessitated by the “peculiar institution”.

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