Aunt Pearlie Sue
Storyteller / Gospel Comedian
What other are saying…
The Rankin residency with Anita Singleton-Prather was a powerful and valuable experience. It was quite impressive to be part of the environment she created. As a story-teller, she gave vivid life to African and African-American stories. By having us all join in singing and dancing, she made us at least begin to experience life in the participatory and communal way characteristic of African and Gullah communities. By bringing colleagues in music and visual arts, Anita brought us great art from a range of disciplines, and we met the creators. This all brought us in so many ways closer to lives that we’d otherwise barely know, to our great gain. I was moved again and again by the stories, the art, the liberating sensations of participation, the shock of learning un-anticipated facts and stories.
I know this happened because your expertise in this area is as extraordinary as Anita’s, and because your connections to this community brought us one of its most superlative exemplars. Thanks, I feel lucky to be in so vital an artistic community.
— Mike Moss, Music Program Director, Antoinette Westphal College of Media, Arts and Design
Where can you find Anita Singleton-Prather/Aunt Pearlie Sue?
Television and Film Productions
- Tales From the Land of Gullah – PBS Documentary
- Forrest Gump – Paramount Pictures
- Freedom Coming … A Gullah Kinfolk Wish – SC ETV
- Christmas Around the World – The Food Network
- God’s Gonna Trouble the Water – SC ETV’s PBS Documentary
- Voices of the Gullah Culture: The Hallelujah Singers – PBS Documentary
- Gullah Christmas – SC ETV Documentary
- My Man Done Me Wrong – Television Mini-Series
- This Fragile Planet – Environment Educational Video
Anita can be contacted at 843-263-5229 (cell).