freewheeling insurgents

 

Arena Stage- Arena Riffs 2021

Washington DC

Filming Locations: Arena Stage & Rock Creek Park

Written & Directed By: Psalmeyene 24

Music: Nicktha1da

Choreography: Tony Thomas

Costume Designer: Danielle Preston

Director of Photography: Aaron Tucker

Serving as a love letter to the Black Lives Matter movement and an elegy for theater, this musical piece examines the grief and void the pandemic, combined with the nationwide reckoning on racial injustice, has created for theater artists and audiences. The story unfolds through hip-hop and movement and explores issues of violent versus nonviolent protest, love and mental health during this unprecedented moment in history.