The Bayou Blues Tour

Bayou Blues dives deep into the consciousness of a black girl’s pursuit to find air amidst the drowning waves of colorism in New Orleans. Based on her true life experiences, Shaina Lynn takes the audience through the allure culture of Mardi Gras, Bounce music a, d second line parades to shine light on the city’s dark history of internalized racism. With spoken word, song, dance and rap she shares her story, based on true-life experiences. A tale of transformation and healing for all, Lynn’s powerful one-woman show questions the current impact of colonialism and race on communities of color.

Written and performed by: Shaina Lynn

Run time: 45mins


  • Set Designed by Tanya Orellana
  • Sound Designed by Sam Sewell
  • Animation by: Ilana Kirschbaum and Julia Newhide
  • Lighting Designed by: Pei-Yu Lai
  • Stylist: Rose Strasen
  • Past Directors: Dana Gourrier (Electric Lodge 2017), Monty Cole (UNC Chapel Hill 2017), Brian Carbine (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015)


  • November 18-19, 2017 Electric Lodge, Santa Monica, CA 2017
  • February 23- 24, 2017 Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill, NC 2017
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland 2015
  • November 21-24, 2013 New Orleans Fringe Festival, New Orleans, LA 2013
  • October 11, 2013 Emerging Artist Theater Fall New Works Series, TADA! Theater, NY, NY
  • Capital Fringe Festival, Jin Lounge Washington, D.C. 2013

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