What To Send Up When It Goes Down
Outdoors | Theater What to Send Up When It Goes Down

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY

All outdoor performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.

Limited Inventory

June 2021

BAM and Playwrights Horizons present the Movement Theatre Company production of What to Send Up When It Goes Down
Written by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Whitney White

Aleshea Harris’s acclaimed, groundbreaking play—performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden— bears witness to the impact of racist violence and offers a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing.

Aleshea Harris’s acclaimed, groundbreaking new work is a play, a ritual, and a home-going celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Setting out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the inherent value of Black people, What to Send Up When It Goes Down blurs the boundaries between actors and audiences, offering a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing. These participatory outdoor performances—specially conceived for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—ask audiences to join in a spirit of openness, surrounded by the beauty of nature on a summer’s day.

 
 

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Season Sponsor:

 

Bloomberg Philanthropies

 

Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House and off-site programs provided by:

 

Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation

 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation