Special Episode: ‘Flex’ Star Tamera Tomakili on Sisterhood, Mastering New Skills, and the Lineage of Black Artistry 


On today’s episode, Ashley Steves is in conversation with Tamera Tomakili, who is currently starring in Candrice Jones’s “Flex” at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater through Aug. 20.

Prepare to hit the court in “Flex” — an adrenaline-packed play that richly illuminates the beautiful complexity of five members of the 1998 Lady Train high school basketball team. Inspired by the success of the WNBA, the team members dream of going pro. But before they can do so, they must first navigate the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas. Will their fouls off the court tear their team apart? Or can they keep their pact to stick together through hell or high water? Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (“White Girl In Danger,” “Pipeline,” “The Skin of Our Teeth”), this powerful play by Candrice Jones celebrates the fierce athleticism of women’s basketball with all the swagger of a four-quarter game.

Get tickets for “Flex” at Lincoln Center Theater:

“Flex” Montage

Connect with Tamera:
Instagram: @tameratomakili

Connect with Ashley:
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Instagram: @NoThisIsAshley

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