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WATCH NIGHT (PACNYC)

Co-Conceived, Directed, and Choreographed by Bill T. Jones, Co-Conceived and Libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph,

Composed by Tamar-kali

Associate Director: Jermaine Rowe

A PAC NYC World Premiere from the acclaimed artistic team of Tony Award®-winning choreographer / dancer / director / writer Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening), poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph (We Shall Not Be Moved), composer Tamar-kali (Mudbound) and dramaturg Lauren Whitehead (Between the World and Me: Onstage at the Apollo). Watch Night fuses melodies rooted in spirituals, percussive breath and fiery opera with the urgency of slam poetry and Bill T. Jones’ dynamic staging to create an exploration of justice and forgiveness in the face of deadly rage.

TRANSITIONS (MabouMines)

Written/Directred by Jermaine Rowe

Transitions explores a community’s decision to allow a trans spirit access to the land of the dead. The work is inspired by a real life incident of a trans woman in Jamaica. Using dance, music, projection design, storytelling, and a live DJ Transition (DJ Gazatwin), audiences will be invited into a contemporary Jamaican A Ni-night – a folkloric ritual usually performed on the 9th Night after the passing of a family/community member (wake).

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Project Sankofa (The Tank NYC)

Written by Karl Obrian Williams

Directored by Jermaine Rowe

A young man reluctantly accepts a challenge from a class project that asks students to create a performance art piece about their family history. This prompts him to question his purpose in the world, releasing a flurry of internal conflicts. His story is shaped by music, spoken word, movement and through the guidance of the ancestors who test and prod accordingly. This is ‘Project Sankofa,’ a play written by Karl O’Brian Williams about family, community, love and the endless questioning about one’s self.

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