A project of Brooklyn Historical Society

One Drop of Love - a performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni


Event Date:

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations and the Brooklyn Historical Society is delighted to host One Drop of Love, a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni that incorporates performance, film, photographs, and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the U.S.

One Drop of Love asks audiences to consider: how does our belief in ‘race’ affect our most intimate relationships? The show travels near and far, in the past and present to explore family, race, love and pain - and a path towards reconciliation. Audiences go on a journey from the 1700s to the present, to cities all over the U.S and to West and East Africa, where both the narrator and her father spent time in search of their racial roots.

One Drop of Love is produced by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. For more information, visit: www.onedropoflove.org


This event is co-sponsored by LovingDay.org, MixedRootStories.org and MixedRaceStudies.org.


About Fanshen Cox: An award-winning actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the world. She has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships. Fanshen is also a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theater/LA Playwrights Unit, and a co-curator of MixedRootsStories.org.