Yunina Barbour-Payne

Scholar, Artist, Educator

From Art for Social Justice, Affrilachian Theater, Theatre for and with Youth to Short Comedy, you may find it all here.

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Our Journey

The Affrilachian Memory Play series, serves as a Performative Inquiry for understanding Affrilachian identity in its communal, familial and creative iterations.


The Affrilachian Memory Plays

Scholarly Inquiry through live performance…

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Yunina Barbour-Payne’s Affrilachian Memory Plays include Tobacco Fields (Fade to Black Play Festival Winner), The Legend of Mountain Mama (Ensemble Theatre Celebrating the Creative Journey Artist Highlight), and Precious Memories, a one woman show rooted in oral history performance which has been performed in Texas, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.