What To Send Up When It Goes Down
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 30, 2023
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely
By Aleshea Harris
Directed by Imani Mitchell
Characterized as a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is 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 observe the performance and participate in the ritual.
“Truly remarkable,” – The New York Times