From  Whitney White comes Semblance, a filmed theatrical experience that asks us to examine how Black women are perceived and how we interact with the Black feminine. ​Semblance will be presented as both a remote virtual experience and an intimate and immersive theatrical installation at NYTW.

Semblance is part of the 2021/2022 Off-Broadway season from New York Theatre Workshop. 

This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.

About Semblance:

In your everyday life, how do you encounter Black women? As the first voice you hear when you bump your favorite diva’s new song? A millisecond of eye contact with the lady who made your salad? A brief conversation with the woman watching your kids? A coworker? A politician on the screen? Perhaps you simply have to look in the mirror.

Whitney White
Songs by:
JJJJJerome Ellis
Oona Curley
Peter Mark Kendall
Oona Curley
Qween Jean
Cast list:
Nikiya Mathis
Semblance Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 4, 2021
Opening date: 
August 4, 2021
August 29, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop

79 East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
2nd Avenue Station

Our Semblance Review

Black women are not a monolith. Our skin tones range from coffee, light and sweet, to dark rich licorice. We enjoy different genres of music, eat a variety of cuisines, journey down a host of career paths, and have original styles of dress. And still, the world constantly lumps us all together as if we are one, all living the same experience. Whitney White, writer and director of the new... Read more