What to Send Up When It Goes Down

June 20 – July 11, 2021

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description BAM and Playwrights Horizons present the Movement Theatre Company production of What to Send Up When It Goes Down. Aleshea Harris's acclaimed, groundbreaking work is a play, a ritual, and a homegoing celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Setting out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and acknowledge the inherent value of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work blurs the boundaries between actors and audiences, offering a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing. Specifically reimagined for the expanse of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this co-production was also staged at Playwrights Horizons.
Identifier 2021s.00620
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
author/playwrightAleshea Harris
costume designerQween Jean
fight directorDave Anzuelo
lighting designerCha See
production assistant/coordinatorBrian Hickey, Chen-Wei Liao, Sammy Mainzer, Charlotte McPherson
set designer/decorYu-Hsuan Chen
sound designerSinan Refik Zafar