Chronicle Y

Chronicle Y:
a work in progress showing by Nia Ostrow Witherspoon

Saturday | April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday | April 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Sliding Scale: $10 / $15 / $20
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Learn more about Nia Ostrow Witherspoon, 2018/2019 BAX Artist In Residence, HERE.

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Chronicle Y is a work in progress showing and is a work created as part of a trilogy, THE DARK GIRL CHRONICLES, which will premiere at The Shed in 2020.

Chronicle Y is the second chronicle in the trilogy, which focuses on the transcripts of Rachel Jeantel and Trayvon Martin, in the context of Erzulie Dantó, lwa of the Haitian Revolution, and Black Lives Matter. For the workshop, we’ll be sharing some very early exploration of text, song, structure, and devising.

THE DARK GIRL CHRONICLES is devised performance cycle set in a galaxy and erected in honor of black women that have been victims of state violence, including Rachel Jeantel, Cyntoia Brown, Islan Nettles, and Diamond Reynolds. Part Yoruba ritual, part devised manifesto, and part documentary theatre, each performance in the cycle focuses on cultivating the interiority and dignity “dark girls” are so often robbed of in the public arena by infusing these contemporary tragedies with the grandeur of Yoruba creation mythologies, the know-how of deep South remedies, and the time-honored wisdom of wonder.

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Production Credits:
Featuring: Marvel Allen, Nile Harris, Shelley Nicole, and Nia O. Witherspoon
Lighting/Installation Design: Tuçe Yasak
Installation team: Kike Seba, Phi Lee, Shana Crawford
Stage Management: Teri-Ann Carryl
Special Acknowledgements: Logistical support, Shelley Nicole
Special Thanks: Emma Rivera and Teri-Ann Carryl for their support

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Funding Credits:
Chronicle Y is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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