Arena Stage- Arena Riffs 2021
Filming Locations: Arena Stage & Rock Creek Park
Written & Directed By: Psalmeyene 24
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.