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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

Aleshea Harris & The Movement Theatre Company:
What to Send Up When It Goes Down

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Newman January 10 - January 19, 2020

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN

Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White
Set Designer: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Lighting Designer: Cha See
Costume Designer: Andy Jean
Sound Designer: Sinan Refik Zafar
Production Stage Manager: Genevieve Ortiz
Featuring Alana Raquel Bowers, Rachel Christopher, Nemuna Ceesay, Ugo Chukwu, Kambi Gathesha, Denise Manning, Javon Q. Minter, and Beau Thom
Produced by The Movement Theatre Company

WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. Meant to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the resilience of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work uses facilitated conversation, parody, song, and movement in a series of vignettes to create a space for catharsis, reflection, cleansing, and healing. Boundaries between performers and audiences blur as the audiences are asked to not only observe the performance, but participate in the ritual as well.

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Performed in English. 
Due to the interactive nature of the piece, there will be no late seating and no re-entry during the performance.

Run Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Header and Featured image: photo by Ahron R. Foster

CALENDAR.

Tickets start at $30, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $25

This production is sold out. Please check back as additional tickets may become available at a later date.

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This production is sold out. Please check back as additional tickets may become available at a later date.

No available performances in this month.

Press.

"An anger spittoon.” The phrase crackles with both a deep visceral charge and an elegant precision. These words are only three among many used by the playwright Aleshea Harris to characterize her truly sui generis, truly remarkable new work, “What to Send Up When It Goes Down"...

- New York Times, Ben Brantley
From the start, Harris makes clear that she wrote the play for black people, and the audience participation is guaranteed to make some viewers uncomfortable. So be it: this is theatre as art, exorcism, balm, and battle cry.

- New Yorker, Elisabeth Vincentelli
The center of the night . . . is Harris’s vivid choreopoem, an intertwined series of short scenes that include song, dance and absurdist microplays. It’s as though Harris had taken her artistic forebear’s Ntozake Shange’s loose-woven theatrical fabric and stretched into something tighter and crisper, capable of resounding like a struck drumhead.

- TimeOut New York, Helen Shaw

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