MCC Theater continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of BLKS, a playwriting debut by poet Aziza Barnes.

Performances are staged at The Newman Mills Theater.

(Photos by Deen van Meer)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About BLKS:

When shit goes down, your girls show up. As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June – three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them.

Aziza Barnes
MCC Theater
Robert O'Hara
Alex Jainchill
Palmer Hefferan
Clint Ramos
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Marié Botha (as That Bitch on the Couch), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (as June), Alfie Fuller (as Imani), Paige Gilbert (as Octavia), Chris Myers (as Justin), and Coral Peňa (as Ry)
BLKS Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 20, 2019
Opening date: 
May 9, 2019
June 2, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space

West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street station

Latest BLKS News & Features

Alfie Fuller in BLKS
BLKS extends at MCC Theater
May 10, 2019

MCC Theater has announced a 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of BLKS, a playwriting debut by poet Aziza Barnes, directed by Robert O'Hara, which began previews at The Newman Mills Theater (within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space) on April 20, 2019, and officially opened last night, May 9 (read our 5* review). The limited engagement will now run through June 2, 2019 (instead of May 26).

Paige Gilbert
MCC Theater announces complete cast for New York premiere of BLKS
March 6, 2019

MCC Theater has now announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere of BLKS, a playwriting debut by poet Aziza Barnes to be directed by Robert O'Hara, which is scheduled to begin previews at The Newman Mills Theater (within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space) on April 20, 2019, ahead of an official opening on May 9 and a limited engagement through to May 26, 2019.

Our BLKS Review

There are only just so many stories to tell, despite what any author says. But it's how the story is told is the key. A play, very often, like a child, leaves the nest of paternal guidance and control and becomes a separate being with unique thoughts and desires. It possesses the basics of what it has been given but takes that foundation as a leaping off point, becoming its own thing.