The Backstory

Bone Woman began in 2015 as a workshop presentation as part of a RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) postgraduate dissertation. Created and directed by Imani G. Alexander, the physical theatre performance featured 5 actors and drew from folklore and mythology about bones.

Two years on, Bone Woman has evolved and emerged as a solo performance, featuring vivid storytelling with elements of dance theatre.

Bone Woman made its world debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.


I believe that now, more than ever, we need stories that can bring us together. The stories in Bone Woman come from folk tales from around the world, but with the universal truth that when stripped of our specific cultural stories, we are all but bone underneath. These are women whose voices we rarely hear – yet need to hear – for they bring us lessons of courage and humanity.

Bone Woman is a meditation on our vulnerabilities and on our mortality, but also on the life-affirming power of the human heart.

It is my personal mission as a storyteller to spread this healing heart power as far and wide as I can.

— Imani g. Alexander