MISSING is a magic realist exploration of womens relationships with black popular music in America. Our story begins aboard the slave ship Trouvadore, which mysteriously went missing in 1795. Aboard the ship, three women devise a plan to escape via the magic of the music they create together. Through music, they and the ship are transported into the future, in search of home. From ringshouts of the 1790’s to the door-knockers of the 1990’s we ask what is missing when we think about music and the often unrecognized influence of women to create magic.
Written by Hanifah Walidah and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Ph.D.
Directed by dumeha V. thompson
Music by Hanifah Walidah and La Bande Magnetique
March 22th-24th, 29th-31st
WOW Cafe Theater
59 E. 4th Street
New York, NY
For one of four free tickets to the opening night, Thursday, March 22nd, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular ticket sales ($10 in advance) can be purchased here.
For more information about the production, visit www.missingonstage.com or MISSING’s facebook page.
This is a workshop production, where all the talent in our community are welcome to give feedback and to come along for the ride as the production grows! The first week of shows (March 22th-24th) will have after show talkbacks with the writers and cast to explore the story, the history and the music.