Satori Shakoor's life as a singer, comedienne, actress, storyteller, wife, mother, daughter, and straight-up artist has taken her down unexpected paths of joy, hilarity, love, sex, tragedy, rebirth and, as her name suggests, awakening.
This interactive documentary ventures down some of those paths.
A Detroit native and former singer with Parliament Funkadelic and Brides of Funkenstein, Shakoor's career has spanned stage and screen, including co-founding the Obsidian Theatre Company in Toronto. Now, her pursuits have turned to storytelling, where she has been a featured storyteller on The Moth Radio Hour, hosts the Ann Arbor Moth Storyslam, and founded the award-winning Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers public storytelling showcase.
A project of the Fall 2013 JASS 405: New and Emerging Media class at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Click here to begin the experience. Expect to spend about an hour in total.
A Satori Story was created by:
Prof. Jennifer Proctor
Made in Korsakow.
Robert Turner III
Click here for a complete list of works and media cited.
For more information about this project, contact Professor Jennifer Proctor, jennproc [at] umich.edu.