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The Movement Theatre Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN

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The Movement Theater Company,  WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN , 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN, 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

 

Sometimes, in the midst of the unending news cycle, you just need to let out a guttural scream. And dance. And mourn. And celebrate. The Movement Theatre Company’s production of Aleshea Harris’s What to Send Up When It Goes Down transcended theater to become a “receptacle for the rage that is part and parcel of life for many African-Americans,” writes The New York Times.

With the help of 343 backers, the play, directed by Whitney White, was able to pay its artists and even extend its run by two weeks, creating “an artistic social movement by developing and producing new work by artists of color,” the company notes. The New York Stage Review agreed, saying it is ultimately “celebratory—and cathartic, even if you don’t belong to its intended primary audience.”

 
The Movement Theater Company,  WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN , 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN, 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company,  WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN , 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN, 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company,  WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN , 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN, 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company,  WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN , 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.

The Movement Theater Company, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT COMES DOWN, 2018. Image courtesy Ahron R. Foster.