What To Send Up When It Goes Down

Written and directed by Aleshea Harris.

A Play.
A Pageant.what-send-when-it-goes-down
A Ritual in honor
of the inherent value of black life.

What To Send Up When It Goes Down is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration meant to disrupt, honor, and reclaim. An attempt to honor those lost to racist violence in America, the piece uses language, song and movement as a means of reflecting in order to cleanse and uplift. The goal is cleansing/catharsis through the exercise of viewing and participating in the piece, while also making space for collective emotions following tragedy.