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Can I Get A WItness

@ Harlem Stage, New York, NY

Conceived by Meshell Ndegeocello 
Created in collaboration with and Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite

Installation/Costumes: Abigail DeVille 
Lighting/Video Design: Kent Barrett 
Production Manager: Bona Lee
Production Assistant: Hao Bai 
Artwork: Mary Olin Geiger

Organ: Jake Sherman 
Keyboards: Jebin Bruni 
Drums: Abraham Rounds

With: Meshell Ndegeocello, Staceyann Chin, LaToya Ruby Fraizer, Justin Hicks, Jadele McPherson, Toshi Reagon, & Paul J. Thompson


"A fierce tide of feeling — rage and despair, love and hope and exaltation... an almost indefinable work of music theater." New York Times Critics’ Pick

"...the production, created in collaboration with and directed by Charlotte Brathwaite, is equally a rousing musical performance..."New York Times

"Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite, this warm, inviting, hot and inciting service featured not only funk and jazz and call-and-response and impromptu dance and a charming communion but also several "sermons." Infinite Body

"“He’s for all times,” said Ndegeocello... “For me, Baldwin is like a deity that has replaced my other deities, and his wisdom helps resolve my existential issues.” The Root

"Ndegeocello’s piece, staged as a church service, employs music, sermon, text, images, and movement, all of which enter into conversation with Baldwin’s monumental and delicate essay about how black bodies were perceived not only by white Americans but by blacks themselves." The New Yorker

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