What to Send Up When It Goes Down

What to Send Up When It Goes Down

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with The Movement Theatre Company production of Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.

Performances are staged in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

(Photo by Ahron R. Foster)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
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About What to Send Up When It Goes Down:

What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black Americans as a result of racialized violence. Meant to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the resilience of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work uses facilitated conversation, parody, song, and movement in a series of vignettes to create a space for catharsis, reflection, cleansing, and healing. Boundaries between performers and the audience blur as audiences are asked not only to observe the performance, but to participate in the ritual as well.

Child Policy:
Recommended for 12+ due to mature themes
By:
Aleshea Harris
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Whitney White
Lighting:
Cha See
Sound:
Sinan Refik Zafar
Design:
Yu-Hsuan Chen
Costume:
Andy Jean
What to Send Up When It Goes Down Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 24, 2020
Opening date: 
June 30, 2020
Closes: 
July 19, 2020
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday-7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2pm7:30pm
Sunday2pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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