WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by Aleshea Harris
directed by Whitney White
NOVEMBER 11 – DECEMBER 16, 2018
A.R.T./New York Theatres, Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre
502 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Featuring: Alana Raquel Bowers (Scraps), Rachel Christopher (Minor Character), Ugo Chukwu (PORTO), Kambi Gathesha (Our Lady of Kibeho), Naomi Lorrain (“Orange is the New Black”), Denise Manning (The Genesis Plays), Javon Q. Minter (Platonov), and Beau Thom (off-Broadway debut).
Set design: Yu-Hsuan Chen (The Homecoming Queen)
Costume design: Andy Jean (Scraps)
Lighting: Cha See (Cute Activist)
Sound design: Sinan Refik Zafar (And She Would Stand Like This)
Production stage manager: Genevieve Ortiz (Seven Spots on the Sun).
Community Engagement Team: Nissy Aya and Zhailon Levingston
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.
General admission tickets are $30. As part of The Movement’s Radical Hospitality Initiative to make the show accessible to all, a limited number of tickets will be offered as “pay-what-you-can” for each performance (sign up begins 1 hour prior to the performance and available in person only at the theatre).
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