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Black Light to Return to New York This Fall

Daniel Alexander Jones's show, starring his alter ego Jomama Jones, premiered at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub earlier this year.

Black Light, created by Daniel Alexander Jones and starring his alter ego, Jomama Jones, will return to New York in the fall.
(© Joan Marcus)

After debuting at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub earlier this year, Black Light, created by Daniel Alexander Jones, will return to New York this fall for a limited engagement at the Greenwich House Theater, running September 24-December 31, with opening night set for October 10.

Black Light features original music by Jones's alter ego, Jomama Jones, and Laura Jean Anderson, Bobby Halvorson, Dylan Meek, and Josh Quat. Tea Alagić will direct this new production. Music direction will be by Tariq al-Sabir, based on Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes's original arrangements. The production will also feature scenic design by Gabriel Evansohn, lighting design by Ania Parks, costume design by Oana Botez, and sound design by Nick Kourtides.

The show is described as follows: "Black Light draws musical influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, and is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology and divination. Jomama takes her audience on an intimate journey — the depths of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions — through her story, which is illuminated by phenomenal wit...Black Light removes the barrier between artist and audience, allowing them to bear witness, be witnessed and recharge. It explores the hopes and fears, the signs and signifiers found in the darkest parts of our collective night as we move toward an uncertain dawn."