WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN PREMIERES AT BAM

June 14, 2021, 5:58.53 pm ET  

 
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BAM and Playwrights Horizons will present Aleshea Harris’ new play “What to Send Up When It Goes Down,” directed by Whitney White, at the Fishman Space at BAM’s Fisher Theatre, June 20-July 11

This groundbreaking work is a play, a ritual, and a homegoing celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Setting out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and acknowledge the inherent value of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work blurs the boundaries between actors and audiences, offering a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing. This co-production will also have a staging at Playwrights Horizons in the fall.

The show’s cast features Alana Raquel Bowers, Rachel Christopher, Ugo Chukwu, Kalyne Coleman, Denise Manning, Javon Q. Minter and Beau Thom.

Tickets will go on sale on June 15.  For more information, visit bam.org.

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