a sacred offering created by nicHi douglas
with music by S T A R R Busby & JJJJJerome Ellis
directed & choreographed by nicHi douglas
September 23 – October 28, 2023
A congregation for those past, present and future comes to power in (pray), a new choreopoem by nicHi douglas. A celebration and a reckoning, (pray) dives into the beautifully complex relationship between Black womxn and their spirituality. Following the form of a Sunday Baptist Church service while transporting us to an isolated ancestral forest, this sacred offering creates a communal space to heal and inspire the Black feminine divine. Alchemized in collaboration with S T A R R Busby, JJJJJerome Ellis and Tariq Al-Sabir, (pray) interrogates and uplifts the tremendous value and weight of spiritual inheritance.
A co-production with National Black Theatre
A sonic narrative collection by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Andrew Scoville
March 15, 2024 – April 13, 2024
This cross-continental play-meets-electronic-music-set by James Harrison Monaco fuses synthesizers with storytelling to share accounts of modern-day travel – from vacation to work trips, border-crossing, asylum-seeking and long-distance relationships. Over the span of a setlist sown with adventure, heartbreak and euphoria, audiences traverse the complex topography of language, borders, power and privilege one beat at a time.