by nicHi douglass –   dir. nicHi douglass  –   Ars Nova & National Black Theater

NYTimes Critic’s Pick


Channeling the energy and vitality of a Sunday Baptist Church service, this kinetic and vibrant choreopoem celebrates and confronts the complexity of spiritual inheritance. “Transcendent, paradoxical & joyous! (pray) is an exploration of how faith intersects with Black womanhood through a mix of music, movement, ritual & poetry. Let’s call this a house of song & praise — yahleloo!”


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Scenic design by dots

Ars Nova & National Black Theater

Directed by nicHi douglas

Choreography by nicHi douglas

Music by S T A R R Busby & JJJJJerome Ellis

Lighting Design by Cha See

Costume Design by DeShon Elem

Sound Design by Mikaal Sulaiman

Prop Design by Noah Mease

Photo Credit – Ben Aarons

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