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Brava Theater: Manifesto
February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on February 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on February 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm
One event on February 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on February 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on February 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
A solo show written and performed by ROTIMI AGBABIAKA
Directed by EDRIS COOPER-ANIFOWOSHE
FEBRUARY 6 – 15, 2020
A call to arms, a spectacular reckoning, MANIFESTO is Rotimi Agbabiaka’s latest solo play, in which you the audience (and a cast of historical iconoclasts) will help a young artist create a manifesto for a 21st century theatre of liberation.
A sequel to the hit show, Type/Caste, MANIFESTO is a portrait of a young artist at a crossroads. As the entertainment industry extends a welcoming hand, this previously excluded queer, black actor must decide whether to pursue the trappings of mainstream success or remain an outsider artist on the road less traveled. While our protagonist ponders the role of theatre in a mad mad world, a chorus of creative ancestors, including James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti, stop by and guide the young artist toward the visionary ambition of a manifesto.
MANIFESTO speaks, sings, and screams its way to an art form capable of taking on the unhinged forces of racist, fascist, capitalistic foolishness … and winning. Come prepared to take a stand.
PERFORMANCE DATES / TIMES
Thursday, Feb 6 at 8pm – Preview Performance*
Friday, Feb 7 at 8pm – Opening Night & After Party
Sunday, Feb 9 at 5pm
Monday, Feb 10 at 8pm*
Thursday, Feb 13 at 8pm
Friday, Feb 14 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb 15 at 8pm
$25 in advance and at the door (no fees for online or in person purchases)
*Sliding scale tickets available for Thursday, February 6 preview performance and Monday, February 10 performance.