Black power(s) and magicality are ever suspect forces. Black women at the polls. Black women at work. Black women on the stage. In the streets, in the fields. A history of oppression the magnitude of which is only matched by its mysticism. Devin Troy Strother, Alima Lee and Mandy Harris Williams scrutinize the condition of Black survival and excellence in a system built against these apparitions. Set on this world, or one that looks in the reflection of it, The Worst Witch strips away the layers of the everyday and unseen magic of a black woman's world. black powers are not without their inconveniences.—Mandy Harris Williams
A transcript of the improvised text & performance from The Worst Witch is presented here alongside images from its installation at Shoot The Lobster in 2018, and behind the scenes photographs from Tamara Argueta.