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Mama Juggs: A Play About Real Women & Breast Health

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Anita Woodley's play, Mama Juggs, confronts the public health issue of breast cancer and the disparities that exist between races and classes. The play has been praised for its ability to "be more about life and all its wonderful and difficult moments, making this a story that will appeal to just about anyone."

This emotionally gritty performance features comedy, a cappella gospel, improvisations, and audience interactions, while offering slices of both urban and Southern black culture. Mama Juggs celebrates the virtues of selflessness and inner strength in women living with breast cancer. For all audience members, male and female, it opens the space to better understand women’s issues around the topic of breast health.

Woodley is the Women's Health Ambassador for, an Emmy Award-winning national journalist, and a former producer and on-air storyteller for the public radio program, Story with Dick Gordon. She has been invited to perform for audiences ranging from university students in the US and West Africa to nuns at Sacred Heart Monastery. Woodley is also a recipient of the 2012 Durham, NC Emerging Artist Grant and the winner of multiple national honors.

This program is co-sponsored by Greensboro Public Library, Commission on the Status of Women, and Cone Health Foundation.
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