Nina Simone: Four Women

By Christina Ham | Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

A face-to-face musical evening with the fiery genius, activist, and musician that is Nina Simone. Following the 1963 bombing by the Ku Klux Klan at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Nina Simone shifted her career from artist to activist. Infused with traditional hymns along with her own songs and covers, Nina Simone: Four Women imagines a conversation between Simone and three Black women from various backgrounds and experiences and their fight to overcome second-class status, racism, and the stereotypes that seek to define them.

  • "FOUR WOMEN is nothing short of cathartic: stunning and bold in all aspects of production. It's another testament to the company's mission to nurture and develop new works reflecting the social exigency of modern America."
    - Broadway World
  • "Whoa. Arizona Theatre Company’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is gorgeous ... this production, smoothly directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, will keep you nailed to your seat and give one a renewed appreciation for the powerful Nina Simone. It really is, well, gorgeous."
    - The Arizona Daily Star
  • "[Nina Simone: Four Women] is an example of the way that strong theatre bridges experiences, creates connections, and encourages us to think more deeply and critically about our present and ourselves."
    - Taming of the Review

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The run time of Nina Simone: Four Women is 1 hour and 40 minutes, there is no intermission. | For information about our venues, click here.

A Message from Nina Simone: Four Women Playwright, Christina Ham

Who was Nina Simone?

Christina Ham’s Nina Simone: Four Women gives us a glimpse into the artistry and activism of one of the most powerful voices in American song history, Nina Simone. By looking at her life’s work through the lens of three other women – a housekeeper, an activist, and a prostitute on the day of the Birmingham church bombing on September 15, 1963 – we see how the Nina Simone we now know came to be. Continue Reading …

Nina Simone’s Protest Songs

Protest Songs have been around for centuries. These songs are usually associated with a movement for social change and, at their core, they draw people together to inspire action and/or reflection. It is no secret that Nina Simone used her voice and songs to support the civil rights movement and speak out against racism in the United States. Here a list of some of her best known Protest Songs …



This is Nina Simone

Enjoy a sampling of some of Nina Simone’s Most Popular Songs!

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