What to Send Up When It Goes Down
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Richard Gray Gallery
2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago, IL 60612
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Chicago, IL 60649
Drama
Runs Mar 31May 01, 2022

Described as a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration, What to Send Up When It Goes Down responds to the gratuitous loss of Black lives and interrupts discourses that enable the ubiquity of racialized violence in our society.

What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a participatory, shapeshifting experience intent on creating space for collective catharsis, cleansing and healing. The performance unfolds as a series of vignettes which employ a variety of forms including parody, song, movement, and facilitated dialogue. Breaking the fourth wall, cast members enact the script differently in each performance as members of the audience are invited not only to behold the piece as spectators, but to become part of the current that holds the story together.

Please note: In compliance with the City of Chicago vaccine requirement, proof of vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine is required for all guests. Masks are required at all times in the theater and patrons under 5 are not permitted.

This intimate, interactive 90-minute work will be co-directed by Congo Square Artistic Director Ericka Ratcliff and Ensemble member Daniel Bryant and feature Ensemble members Ronald L. Conner and Anthony Irons along with Jos N Banks, McKenzie Chinn, Victor Missoni, Alexandria Moorman, and Penelope Walker. Other creative team members include Sarah Grace Goldman (Dramaturg), Estrellita Edwell (Production/Tour Manager & Technical Director), Sydney Lynne Thomas (Set & Props Designer), Alexis Chaney (Costume/Wig/Makeup Designer), Levert “Levi” Wilkins (Lighting Designer), and Charlique C. Rolle (Movement Coordinator).

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