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(2)At The National Black Theatre, nicHI douglas’s “(pray)” Choreopoem Celebrates The Black Divine Feminine

The National Black Theatre has unveiled its highly anticipated 2023-2024 season, called “Defiance of Our Bloom.” One of the season’s highlights is the groundbreaking world premiere of “(pray),” a co-production with Ars Nova at Greenwich House Off-Broadway. 

Playwright, director, and choreographer nicHi douglas leads this impactful choreopoem of sound, motion, and human connection, with captivating music by Starr Busby and JJJJJerome Ellis. Running from September 23 to October 28, “(pray)” embraces the intricate tapestry of spiritual legacy. It delves deep into the curiosity, anger, confusion, and euphoria that echo through generations of Black womxn across the African diaspora. This immersive experience channels the exuberance of a Sunday Baptist Church service through a surreal and Afrofuturist perspective. “(pray)” extends a compelling invitation, encouraging introspection into personal spiritual beliefs. It creates a sacred space, fostering the potential for profound human transformation by embracing the liberating essence of the Black feminine divine.


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