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Created & Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps  

Tuesday, June 7 @ 7PM
Ars Nova | 511 W 54 St
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There’s Johnson #1’s feast at 2pm and Johnson #2’s daily prayer at 7am. There’s Johnson #1’s hour-long vomit and there’s Johnson #2’s hour-long jog. There’s Johnson #1’s 5 hours of restless sleep and there’s Johnson #2’s 3 hours of contaminated brainspace. deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is an invitation to voyeur into two unbeknownst rivals as they see sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… and sunrise and sunset… deadbodydeadbodydeadbody is the 72 hours before the start of the boxing match of the century, the generational death match, that is Stamps’ Blue Fire Burns the Hottest. Can preparation ever be on point?

Created & Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps
Devised with & Performed by Danté Charles Crichlow & Ed Ventura
Produced by Rachel Perez Melian
Stage Management, Thalia Sablon
Sound Design & Composition, Kiara Negroni-Martinez
Scenic & Prop Design, lucas a degirolamo
Costume Design, Sterling Gates

 

 

 

MARISSA JOYCE STAMPS is a Haitian-American NYC-based writer, director, actor who creates vortexes that center, celebrate and amplify Black voices through Afrosurrealism. Recent plays: Twisted Juniper (Chautauqua Theatre Company‘s 2021 NPW, Workshop Theater Writing Intensive 2020); Blue Fire (Exponential Festival 2022; Orchard Project 2021); Techno Paper Planes (Moxie Arts Moxie Commission 20/21), and The Water Rumbles in Limbo Time (24 Hour Plays: Nationals). She’s a member of The Anthropologists. She’s a facilitator in The Workshop Theater’s Fall 2021 Writers Intensive. Marissa teaches English and is an MFA Playwriting candidate at Brooklyn College; BFA Drama and BA Journalism: NYU. | marissajoycestamps.com