A Piece of Mine Arts, with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille Presentation
The Negroes Are Congregating (NAC) unapologetically wrestles with deep-rooted internalized racism through the lens of the Western World and the 'Black experience' that stretches far beyond Canada and the United States, for a pan-African exploration. The laugh-out-loud piece balances comedy with discomfort, pulling audiences beyond the fourth wall, where everyone is invited to cackle, cry and be still together. Artists Uche Ama (Female 1), Christopher Bautista (Male 1) and Christopher Parker (Male 2) perform this contemporary piece delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, soulful dialect and musical vocals. Audiences will enter a realm of private truths and leave with an understanding of what it means to be Black, proud, and ready!
Christopher Parker • Christopher Bautista • Uche Ama
Written and Directed by Natasha Adiyana Morris • Produced and Production Managed by Troy De Four • Dramaturgy by Donna Michelle St Bernard and Lincoln Anthony Blades • Stage Management by Christie Maingot • Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Nalo Soyini Bruce • Lighting Design by Lance Braithwaite • Assistant Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Krystin Leigh Smith • Production Assistance by Tinesha Richards