To Be African in America: A Celebration of the African Diaspora


New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

September 14, 2019—September 14, 2019

Tickets are required for this one-night-only event. Member tickets cannot be redeemed at this performance.

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Join us for a one night-only celebration of the African Diaspora, Black art, culture, and scholarship, and Mfoniso Udofia's runboyrun & In Old Age, part of her powerful nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle.

Raise a glass of bubbles during the intermission toast, and stay after curtain call for an exclusive conversation among guest scholars and artists whose work centers around the African Diaspora:

Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, actor, and creator of The Ufot Cycle
Saidiya V. Hartman, PhD. Author of Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval and scholar of African American literature and cultural history
Carla Shedd, PhD. Author of Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice scholar of criminal justice
Charlotte Brathwaite, multidisciplinary director of live performance
Zalika Azim, conceptual artist, activist and curator

Keith Josef Adkins, co-founder and artistic director of The New Black Fest, will moderate.

VIP tickets include pre-show drinks & noshes at BBar, featuring DJ Chibuikem, members of the creative team, guest panelists and NYTW artistic staff.

All ticket purchases are tax deductible. Goods & Services valued at $80.



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