About This Show

Amani grows up building a rocket ship with her father, who vows to make it to outer space: where his child can breathe easy, where there are no gangs to take his first love’s life, nor prisons to take Black boys’ best years. As Amani moves into adulthood, she seeks her voice and her own dreams. Will Amani make it to the moon?

Playwright – a.k. payne 
Director – Josiah Davis

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

Richards / Davion / Lamar Davis / A Series of Men – Omari K. Chancellor
Kofa – Kai Heath
Amani – Denise Manning
Smith – Eden Marryshow
Daisa – Mars Rucker

Covid-19 Safety Protocol: Patrons must be masked at all times while in the theater. Proof of vaccination not required.
Accessibility: Please note that entrance to the theater requires a 17-step walkup, with additional steps inside the theater leading to the seating area and bathroom. Please also note that seating is a mixture of traditional theater seats and bar height chairs for visibility. Priority seating in the traditional theater seats should go to patrons whose access needs prevent them from being able to sit comfortably in a bar height chair. The performance utilizes loud noises, haze, and flashing lights.
Pay-What-You-Can: We at Rattlestick and NBT are committed to financial accessibility. Every Wednesday, patrons are free to choose between 5 different pricing tiers, ranging from $1.00 to $30.00 with a $4.50 fee.

The run time is approximately 2 hours with no intermission.

Your ticket(s) will be available at the box office under your name 20 minutes prior to showtime. Please keep in mind that there is no late seating. Seating is general admission.
If you would like to purchase group tickets (8+) please contact Eliana at boxoffice@rattlestick.org.
If you are a student, artist, senior, and/or have a disability and would like to acquire a discounted ticket, please contact Eliana at boxoffice@rattlestick.org or call us at (212) 627-2556.

Streaming tickets for AMANI will be available starting February 17th. If you would like to purchase streaming tickets, please click here.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: February 6, 2023 Final Performance: March 12, 2023

You Might Also Like

Drunk Shakespeare

Save Up To $20 Per Ticket

The Play That Goes Wrong

Tickets Just $79!

Whore’s Eye View

Performances begin: April 26, 2023


Performances begin: May 2, 2023

Dependence Day

Performances begin: May 2, 2023

Bringer of Doom

Performances begin: April 6, 2023


Performances begin: May 13, 2023

S.O.P.S. Short Play Festival 2023

Performances begin: August 18, 2023

A Night with Mr.Wonderful

Performances begin: April 28, 2023

Stone Soup

One Night Only: May 20, 2023

Like Father, Like Salt

Performances begin: July 6, 2023


One Night Only: April 3, 2023

King of Nothing

Performances begin: May 31, 2023

Dark Disabled Stories

Final performance: April 9, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 1

One Night Only: April 5, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 2

One Night Only: April 6, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 4

One Night Only: April 8, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 5

One Night Only: April 9, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 6

One Night Only: April 12, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 7

One Night Only: April 13, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 8

One Night Only: April 14, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 9

One Night Only: April 15, 2023

?!: New Works 2023 – Night 10

One Night Only: April 16, 2023