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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

What to Send Up When It Goes Down

Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White

Playwrights Horizons presents The Movement Theatre Company’s production of What to Send Up When It Goes Down , a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black Americans as a result of racialized violence. Meant to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the resilience of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work uses facilitated conversation, parody, song, and movement in a series of vignettes to create a space for catharsis, reflection, cleansing, and healing. Boundaries between performers and the audience blur as audiences are asked not only to observe the performance, but to participate in the ritual as well.

Please note: What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a special Redux Series production, presented as part of our 2020/21 season. Season package holders receive an exclusive discount to this production, which is accessible by logging into your account.

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Show Information

Dates Jun 24 – Jul 19
Ticket Prices General Admission
Company Playwrights Horizons
Theater Peter Jay Sharp Theater
416 West 42 Street
New York, NY 10036
Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White


Tue  Fri 7:30 PM
Sat 2:00 PM
7:30 PM
Sun 2:00 PM
Run Time 1h 40m
Intermission None


First Preview Jun 24
Opening Night Jun 30



Additional Information

Age Recommendation 12+ due to mature themes
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