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(pray)

a sacred offering created by nicHi douglas
with music by S T A R R Busby, JJJJJerome Ellis & Tariq Al-Sabir
directed & choreographed by nicHi douglas

March 9 – April 16, 2023
Ars Nova @ Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014

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 BusbyJJJJJerome Ellis and Tariq Al-Sabir, (pray) interrogates and uplifts the tremendous value and weight of spiritual inheritance.

A co-production with National Black Theatre

With support from: The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts