The Dance: The History of American Minstrelsy

Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 E 26th St, New York, NY 10016
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In honor of Black History Month, InThaCut Inc. presents the NY Premiere of the enlightening satire The Dance: The History Of American Minstrelsy. Nominated for 3 NAACP Theater Awards and 3 LA Weekly Awards for Best Playwright, Best Ensemble and Best Director, The Dance is a two-man show written by Jason Christophe White, and co-directed and performed by Jason Christophe White and Aaron White. With two African-American performers in black-face make-up, The Dance educates audience members about the fascinating history of American minstrelsy while challenging them to reflect on the deep entrenchment of racial stereotypes in our culture. Using images from the past and present along with a text developed from six years of research, and an arsenal of props taken from two suitcases, The Dance ultimately offers the realization that no matter what race we are, we all wear masks. A Q&A follows each performance. Appropriate for ages: 12+

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http://www.SeeTheDance.com