Tim Cornwell on the groundswell of Fringe shows by, and about, young black women
At the Scotsman Fringe Awards tomorrow morning, the performer Apphia Campbell is set to perform the song Wannabe Free, from her award-winning show, Woke. It’s sung by her character Ambrosia, a naive US university student, a delightful dreamer whose story draws us along with her. Ambrosia is “lovely, she wants to be a singer, take on the world,” Campbell says. But when she goes to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown, this innocent young black woman will see her dreams crumble around her.