Aurora Theatre Presents

Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed & Unbowed

Feb 11, 2022-Feb 20, 2022

Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed & Unbowed
The Award-Winning One-Woman Show

Written and Performed by Ingrid Griffith

Unbossed & Unbowed is an immersive and interactive solo show about the 1st African-American woman to run for the Presidency of the U.S. In the 1960s and ’70s, this Brooklyn-born daughter of Caribbean parents was on a mission. They called her the black Joan of Arc. She called herself Fighting Shirley as she faced off against the political machine in the name of justice.

It’s time you meet this 20th century politician who SHOOK UP America!



  • All people inside the building are required to wear a mask at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Anyone exhibiting any signs of coronavirus, including but not limited to cough, fatigue, headache, excessive sneezing or elevated temperature, are asked to stay home.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • Advanced cleaning procedures have been adopted.
  • HVAC Upgrades including the addition of 20 ionization units and outside air intake was increased on the 17 existing RTU’s to provide cleaner, fresher air.

We believe that maintaining the health and safety of our community, including our staff, artists and patrons, shouldn’t be a matter of debate or political preference. To that end, we ask everyone in our community to respect these policies.

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February 11-20, 2022
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

Metro Waterproofing Mainstage Theatre

Tickets from $18

Ingrid Griffith is the writer and performer of Unbossed & Unbowed, a story inspired by the life and times of the icon/trailblazer Shirley Anita (St. Hill) Chisholm. “I’ve been moved to write and share Shirley Chisholm’s story in the hope that more people will become aware of her contributions and appreciate how her voice resonates today.”

“I’m drawn to tell stories about the immigrant experience, about being an outsider and daring to be one’s self.   I’m interested in social norms and cultural barriers that keep girls and women down, and in stories that promote and celebrate girls and women’s empowerment.”

In March 2020, Griffith participated in Conch Shell Productions Hear Her Call Caribbean American Women’s Theater Festival where she  received the  “Outstanding Playwriting That Inspires Social Change” Award for Unbossed & Unbowed.

Griffith has been in off-broadway theatrical productions in and around New York City.  Some of her favorite roles are:  Lady Reveller in the 18th century play, “The Basset Table” by Susanna Centlivre, Mrs. Muller in John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt”, Hedda Gabler in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler”; various characters in Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues”;  Elaine Brown in Anna Deavere Smith’s “Twilight:  Los Angeles”; and Mama Nadi in Lynn Nottage’s “Ruined”.   For the past five years Ingrid has been performing her award-winning and internationally- successful solo show, Demerara Gold,  about a Guyanese girl’s immigrant experience. 


Content advisory: contains discussions about hardened hearts, regret, redemption, and hope for all mankind.

SOLD OUT- FEB. 11, 2021