Black Like Me

An Exploration of the Word Ni**er

Featuring Choreographer and Dance Artist Jade Solomon Curtis

Black Like Me: An Exploration of the Word Ni**er, is a multidisciplinary evening length work that explores the reverb of a single word in a global community. It considers the effects of the word ni**er, all its permutations, its history and its casual use in Hip Hop culture.

Comprised of 5 sections created in collaboration with two of America’s leading Black media design technologists, original sound composition and local activists; it asks if it is possible to redefine a word that was intended to belittle a people.

Black Like Me combines physical, verbal, visual and sonic language to tell five narratives and perspectives in a unique way. Inspired by present day youth and their casual use of the word ni**er, innovative multi-disciplined artists, visual/media design experts and digital campaign strategists come together to, in essence, combine the best of arts and sciences to enhance the singular message; ni**er cannot be transformed.

 

The presentation of Black Like Me is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.
 
This presentation is also supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.


Marcus Center Off Broadway Series Link
Marcus Center Presents Series Link

Photos


Group Sales

Reach Out

Contact John Barnes or Keri-Ayn Hough for more information. Online or on the phone, we’re your resource for planning the perfect theater experience for every type of group.

We’ll help you select the best show for your group, facilitate payment, then deliver your tickets either online or on the phone.

Reach out to our Group Sales Team by phone or contact form.

John Barnes: 414.273.7121 ext. 210
jbarnes@marcuscenter.org

Keri Hough: 414.273.7121 ext. 213
khough@marcuscenter.org

Buy Group Tickets From $40.00
10 seats or more

Tickets On Sale

Group Tickets:

Show Date

Feb. 12, 2020 7:00 PM

Theater

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Audio Description at the Marcus Center in MilwaukeeAudio Description by Request

IR Hearing Assistance by RequestIR Hearing Assistance by Request

Wheelchair AssistanceWheelchair Assistance

Genre
Conversation Dance
Suggestion
Date Night Friends Girls Night
Presenter
Marcus Center

THANK YOU SPONSORS