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Co-presented by Westbeth Artists Community and Performance Space 122
Commissioned by Performance Space 122

Jan 7 – 7:30pm
Jan 8 – 7:30pm
Jan 9 – 6pm
Jan 10 – 2pm
Jan 11 – 4pm
Jan 12 – 7:30pm

Westbeth Artists Community, Underground
55 Bethune Street in Manhattan

$20 / $15 Students & Seniors

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Drawing inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, GO FORTH is a performance and photo installation that considers how we create space in our lives for the presence of the absent. Burial is proposed not as erasure but as offering restitution and performing rites.

The 3,000-year-old funerary text is approached as an ancient performance score: excavating the spells and incantations to create a series of burial vignettes, fragments of translation, memory and imagination. Photographic funerary murals usher the audience into a mythological underground landscape. Galvanized by the intimate relationship between black people and death around the world, GO FORTH paves way for its audience to reflect on their individual and collective mourning processes.

Director: Kaneza Schaal
Designer: Christopher Myers
Sound Artist and Performer: Justin Hicks
Lighting Designer: Ashley Vellano
Producer: Liz Sargent
Stage Manager: Bonnie McHeffey
Dramaturge: Joshua Lubin-Levy
Performers: Justin Hicks, William Nadylam, David Thomson
Film Performer: April Matthis
Voice Recording: Nate Alston

60 minutes running time