Winter is coming...You've heard of a coat drive right?
Well what about a LOVE DRIVE to keep your heart warm?!
The Love Drive is a campaign initiative of the The Movement Theatre Company, inspired by their production WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris, directed by Whitney White, a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration that honors the lives of Black folks lost to racialized violence.
Through the Love Drive, we will partner with local organizations, community groups, and community centers to create collection stations wherein people are invited to write love letters to Black people living in an anti-Black society. These love letters will be collected to be presented at a culminating event entitled “Love Letters to Black People” where audiences will hear the love letters read aloud by a panel of artists, activists, and scholars whose work intersects in the fields of politics, art, and spirituality.
The love letters will also be used as part of an installation in the upcoming production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN at the ART/New York Theatres from November 11th - December 8th.
Download the PDF with instructions below and JOIN THE LOVE DRIVE!
WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
written by Aleshea Harris
directed by Whitney White
NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 8, 2018
A.R.T./New York Theatres, Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre
502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is a community ritual created in response to the deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. As lines between characters and actors, observers and observed blur, a dizzying series of vignettes build to a climactic moment where performance and reality collide, highlighting the absurdity of anti-blackness in our society. Through facilitation and dialogue we must decide how to cope, resist and move forward.