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Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (New York, NY)
502 West 53rd Street

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes

Mondays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sundays: 5:00pm

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WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is a community ritual created in response to the deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. As lines between characters and actors, observers and observed blur, a dizzying series of vignettes build to a climactic moment where performance and reality collide, highlighting the absurdity of anti-blackness in our society. Through facilitation and dialogue we must decide how to cope, resist and move forward.



Scott Rudin and A24 Team Up to Adapt Aleshea Harris' Play IS GOD IS
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Aleshea Harris' award winning play, Is God Is will be adapted for the screen by Scott Rudin and A24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Harris will adapt her own work for the screen. (more...)

HSA to Present Free Arts & Ideas Festival, INTERFEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

OBIE Award Winning actor Chris Myers, an HSA alumnus and Artist-in-Residence presents, 'INTERFEST,' a free, three-day arts & ideas festival. This event provides a platform for emerging artists and thinkers to explore the future of culture and community in an energized and transformative environment. (more...)

The Movement Theatre Company partners with Harlem School of the Arts' to present WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing artists of color, is partnering with INTERFEST, a free three-day arts & ideas festival hosted by the Harlem School of the Arts, to present a staged reading of What To Send Up When It Goes Down written by Aleshea Harris (2016 Relentless Award Winner), directed by Mary Hodges (48Hours in Harlem). The reading will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:15pm at the Harlem School of the Arts Theater (645 St. Nicholas Avenue). (more...)

NYC Black Theater Network, Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, Vineyard Theatre Present BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Today ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the award-winning Vineyard Theatre announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition. (more...)

The Movement Theatre Company Announces Cast of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company announces complete casting for the New York Premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

Black Theater Fall Preview BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS? Comes to the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Today, influencer and talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the award-winning Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director) announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition. The event is scheduled at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street) on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porgy & Bess, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jitney) will host the program whose purpose is to bring attention to the unprecedented number of plays by black playwrights being produced Off-Broadway this season. (more...)

Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Extends Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company is proud to announce the extension of the New York Premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride). Originally scheduled to play its final performance on December 8,  2018, What To Send Up When It Goes Down will now play an additional week through December 16, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company (David Mendizabal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, and Taylor Reynolds - Producing Artistic Leadership Team) is proud to present the New York Premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company presents the New York Premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

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Vineyard Theatre Names Whitney White Recipient of 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Whitney White on Sunday, December 16 at The Vineyard's 2nd annual Open House from 3-7pm. (more...)

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Boston Court to Present Aleshea Harris' WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court to present Aleshea Harris' What To Send Up When It Goes Down as a community event on two nights, August 21 at 6pm and August 22 at 7:30pm in the Marjorie Branson Performance Space at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Movement Theatre Co Presents The World Premiere Of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company announces the World Premiere production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 12
by Audition Roundup - Aug 12, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 12, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

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