Join The American Slavery Project this Friday, February 5 at 7pm the premiere of The Reverberation Plays, a five-part audio drama series with soundscapes and minimal visuals that dramatize how Black History isn’t an event, it’s a legacy. Each premiere is accompanied by a scholar-led conversation illuminating the themes of each play. All events will be streamed with a live talkback following the show. Phylicia Rashad also returns to direct our last premiere, “Second Sight”!
FEBRUARY 5: “Throw Pitchfork” by Alexander Thomas
MARCH 5: “You Can Take Out a Parent Plus Loan” by Camille Thomas
APRIL 9: “The Haunted Files and H.S. Monologue Mission” by Judy Tate, Michael Slade and H.S. Students
MAY 14: “Disunion” by Judy Tate
JUNE 18: “Second Sight” by Judy Tate
The Reverberation Series is made possible by grants from The Black Seed as well as Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and Creative Communities, made possible by NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and distributed by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. #Reverberations
February 5: “Throw Pitchfork” Written & performed by Alexander Thomas
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover (Originally taped at Kitchen Theatre Company)
Deep wounds left on a man’s psyche are passed onto a generation of sons. Told with humor and pathos by one of those sons, this true story puts human faces on the fallout of America’s original sin.
Don’t miss the post-performance talk-back moderated by Judy Tate: “The Legacies of Jim Crow and Black Family Dynamics with Dr. Mikal Rasheed, Author of “Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities.”