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What To Send Up When It Goes Down - 2018 - Off-Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes

Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre

(New York, NY)
502 West 53rd Street
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What To Send Up When It Goes Down Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by Madelyn Geyer - Sep 15, 2020
Madelyn Geyer: We're more than halfway through a historic and heartbreaking year in the world, and especially for the United States. How are you doing and what is this year been like for you so far?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced virtual Fall 2020 Programming including the Civically Speaking discussion series; the Behind the Scenes series; and Kidding Around family programming.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020
MCC Theater announced today its plans for upcoming programming and productions through 2021, with a slate of work meant to be performed both virtually and in-person, when it’s possible to do so safely.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced today details about the first three events in the theater's new Behind the Scenes series with the writers, directors, composers, and choreographers who are making work at the A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020
Playwrights Horizons has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated recent Playwrights productions. Streamed live on YouTube, free of charge, Playwrights Horizons' Master Classes are lecture-style, interactive presentations that appeal to a wide range of participants.
by Andrew Child - Oct 21, 2020
The first time composer/ lyricist Elizabeth Addison saw Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, she felt self-conscious. The piece takes an unflinching swipe at racial tensions in ways that famously ignited passions of theatre goers of all races.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
The recently announced LCT Spotlight Series, a free program of digital events, which will feature Lincoln Center Theater artists in performance, conversation and more continues this Thursday, December 3 at 7pm with “LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ IN CONVERSATION: ON DIRECTING.” 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2020
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announced today its #GivingTuesday lineup of free artistic and engagement activities for A.R.T. supporters and theater lovers of all ages.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2020
Eight genre- and format-spanning pieces are among the works being developed by a diverse array of theatremakers at the 2020 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
The world premiere of Citrus graces the main stage of the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction February 26 - March 15. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $34 for adults and $19 for students.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2020
The 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Lucy Prebble for her play A Very Expensive Poison.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021
BAM today announced a new season—an ambitious mix of outdoor in-person programming and new virtual events—that is all about bringing live arts back to Brooklyn, and bringing Brooklyn’s creative spirit to the world. The season spans theater, dance, music, talks, visual arts, community events, and its annual gala.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2020
The world premiere of Citrus will grace the main stage of the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction February 26 - March 15. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $34 for adults and $19 for students.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
New York Theatre Workshop has announced the complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season. The 2021/22 season begins this summer with Semblance by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former 2050 Fellow Whitney White.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America has announced they will present the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to five amazing playwrights – Carla Ching, Kia Corthron, Aleshea Harris, Donja R. Love, and Mfoniso Udofia - at the Dramatists Guild’s awards presentations later this summer. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020
Aleshea Harris, Whitney White and The Movement Theatre Company have created Resilience- a digital initiative, which consists of an online love letter drive (@loveletterstoblackpeople on Instagram) and a video titled soft light, written by Aleshea Harris, directed by Whitney White and produced by The Movement Theatre Company.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
BAM and Playwrights Horizons announce today the performance dates and updated location information for the spring presentation of Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
MCC Theater has officially announced their 2021-2022 season, which is expected to kick off in October 2021 with Nollywood Dreams by Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play) and directed by Saheem Ali (Fires in The Mirror).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
This socially distant installation experience is inspired by DEFINITION, an upcoming musical that takes a surrealist look at an African American woman's inner awakenings. Created by director and musician Whitney White, this multi-media event will take the audience through a guided journey with pre-recorded text and music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Playwrights Horizons will present a 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, June 23 at 8pm. This virtual event honors the organization’s storied past and fundraises for the vast potential of what’s to come.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held virtually in convenings for each discipline that began on March 8, 2021 and continued through May 22, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2020
The See Lighting Foundation, an organization committed to supporting immigrant artists during the global pandemic, kicks off a Monthly Donation Campaign on July 1, 2020. The newly launched campaign aims to distribute $500 monthly grants to all 60 immigrant artists registered in the foundation for the next six months. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
 New York Theatre Workshop announced today casting, dates and ticket information for Semblance by Whitney White. Semblance will begin previews on Wednesday August 4, 2021, at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) for a limited run through Sunday August 29, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020
The New Group Off Stage will present a Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company's first 25 years.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2021
DEFINITION is presented in partnership with The Bushwick Starr and will feature works from US-based artists within the mediums of: video, design, photography, painting, drawing, and other visual forms, speaking to the themes of Black women’s mental, physical, and sexual health. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2020
Today we're checking in with Movement Theatre Company!
by Shari Barrett - Jul 9, 2020
In a nod to the bygone days of radio plays, Casey Stangl created RADIO ROUND, a series of 10 short interlinked two-character plays written by 10 visionary writers, performed online by 10 all-star actors, in which one character from each play moves forward to the next play until it comes full circle. Thus, a character from the last play winds up meeting a character from the first, proving the whole of humanity is interconnected and absolutely greater than the sum of its parts. Tune in Sunday, July 12 at 4pm Pacific at http://HouseSeats.LIVE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 7, 2021
This socially distant installation experience is inspired by DEFINITION, an upcoming musical that takes a surrealist look at an African American woman's inner awakenings. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 23, 2020
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
This socially distant installation experience is inspired by DEFINITION, an upcoming musical that takes a surrealist look at an African American woman's inner awakenings. Created by director and musician Whitney White, this multi-media event will take the audience through a guided journey with pre-recorded text and music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
Producers Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious and Leah Michalos have announced the full Broadway cast of CHICKEN & BISCUITS, the new comedy play by Douglas Lyons making its Broadway premiere this fall at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street.)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020
Playwrights Horizons today announced plans for the 2021 season, which marks the Off-Broadway theater's 50th anniversary. Entering its second half-century, Playwrights meets this historic moment of disruption and transformation with a lineup of new plays that embody distinctive visions and bold storytelling.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2021
The Hermitage Artist Retreat, in collaboration with the Greenfield Foundation, has selected OBIE-winning playwright Aleshea Harris as the winner of the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, given this year in the artistic discipline of theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2021
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Lessons in Survival director Tyler Thomas will be awarded with the biennial Susan Stroman Directing Award at this year's Open House taking place virtually on Sunday, January 31 at 5:00 pm EST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021
The Hermitage Artist Retreat in collaboration with the Greenfield Foundation, has selected OBIE-winning playwright Aleshea Harris as the winner of the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, given this year in the artistic discipline of theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021
Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and Carly Hughes (American Housewife) will join Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) to star in a virtual reading of Douglas Lyons’ CHICKEN AND BISCUITS on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00p.m. (EST) to benefit the Next Wave Initiative.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020
Chicken and Biscuits, the new family comedy by playwright-composer and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), begins previews tonight at The Queens Theatre; running through March 22nd. Opening night is set for March 6th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2021
Keen Company announced the World Premiere of a newly commissioned audio play by acclaimed playwright Pearl Cleage: Digging in the Dark takes listeners to a moonless night on a wooded estate outside Atlanta, where a woman awaits her scheming brother’s arrival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2020
After an acclaimed premiere in Chicago, Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) will present the New York Premiere of 2018 Weissberger Award for Playwrighting nominee THE ANTELOPE PARTY by Eric John Meyer. It is directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK, Half Moon Bay) with dramaturgy by Sarah Lunnie (What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons, Hillary and Clinton, A Doll's House Part 2). Previews begin March 19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan with opening slated for March 25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021
The International Theatermakers Award program, part of The Playwrights Realm’s commitment to centering and lifting up underrepresented voices, seeks to bring clarity and comfort to the people caught up in the American immigration system, and to contribute to expanding the plurality of voices in American theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020
Parity Productions is aiming to update New Yorkers with what productions have been postponed and not canceled, while honoring those that were forced to close due to COVID-19 in its monthly list of Qualifying Productions.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated productions at Playwrights and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2020
Dallas Theater Center has tentatively announced its 2020-21 season, even amidst the uncertainty surrounding the current health crisis.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
The evening of entertainment included a welcome video from Tamara Tunie and Black Theatre United; a tribute featuring past Hermitage Greenfield Prize recipients, jurors, and partners; performances of Harris' work; and a stirring musical closing by Ann Morrison and Joseph Holt.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
SamJam Productions will present God is A Comedian by Denise Manning. This self-produced and crowd funded Comedy Special is created by and for Black Womxn. SamJam productions is a Black owned production company started and created by Denise Manning with a mission statement of producing work for and by Black womxn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020
Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, have announced PLAY AT HOME, a series of micro-commissioned short plays. The first of the commissioned plays will be available today, Wednesday, April 1, for the public to download, read and perform at home.