THE BLACK THAT I AM
Written By Karl O'Brian Williams
DIRECTED BY Will Brown
HERE Arts Theatre - March 17 - April 2, 2023
The Black That I Am is a one act theatrical meditation on blackness involving drama, comedy, movement, and spoken word. How is Blackness performed and perceived? How does its impact and meaning shift when cloaked in the politics of race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, economics, identity and family? An ensemble claiming ancestral lineage from Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States explore these questions for an impossible 90 minutes on stage! We invite you to share in our community!
MEET THE ARTISTS
Black Nat'l Anthem, Sister Kenya,
Woman in Love, Piece of Ground, Black
Ansi A. Rodriguez
DR, Children's Game, A Young Man, Black
Fear, Black Reasoning II
Jamaica, Another man, Chorus, Children's
Congo, Children's Game, African American
Guy, 1st Dreamer
UK, Calypso Monarch, Brown, More Chorus
USA, Children's Game, Elder Mam, Woman
in Questioning, Second dreamer
Karl O'Brian Williams
Andy Evan Cohen
Santos Xavier Collado
Assistant Stage Manager
COVID Certification Officer
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HEALTH & SAFETY
The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our number one priority. As such, all audience members over the age of five will be required to wear masks while inside the theater building. Exceptions are only made for patrons eating and/or drinking in designated areas.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member James Gerrano with additional support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Coalition for Theatres of Color.