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Jomama Jones Opens in Black Light at Joe's Pub

The Public Theater production is created by Daniel Alexander Jones.

Jomama Jones and director of Joe's Pub Shanta Thake at the opening night of Black Light.
(© Simon Luethi)

The Public Theater's production of Black Light, created by Daniel Alexander Jones, opened on February 25 at Joe's Pub.

Black Light features original music from Jones's alter ego, Jomama Jones, and Laura Jean Anderson, Bobby Halvorson, Dylan Meek, and Josh Quat. Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is the music director.

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."

The company of Black Light takes a photo on opening night.
(© Simon Luethi)

Black Light is presented as part of the New York Voices series, the artist commissioning program at Joe's Pub.

For tickets and more information, click here.