The Movement Theatre Company (TMTC) in association with Radical Evolution announces their newest production, Look Upon Our Lowliness, a spoken word elegy for a chorus of male voices, which brings forth untold stories of the LGBTQ community of color in New York City.
Written by Harrison David Rivers (2011 GLAAD Media Award winner), and conceived and directed by David Mendizábal (2012 Drama League Fellow), Look Upon Our Lowliness tells the story of seven gay men of color who are left unmoored after the death of a close friend. Part meditation and part celebration, the play is a touching and unexpectedly funny examination of the interconnectedness of love, loss, faith, and healing.
"We are beyond thrilled to be bringing this piece to the Harlem School of the Arts. It was written with Harlem in mind. With the queer community in mind. With the idea of featuring actors of color in mind. The development of the play has been a two plus year labor of love and we can't wait to share it," says playwright Harrison Rivers.
The production will feature: Keith Antone, Tommy Coleman, W. Tre Davis*, Lelund Durond*, Brandon Gill*, Brandon Kyle Goodman*, Paul Pontrelli*, Michael Satow*, and Jared Paul Shuler (*Equity Approved Showcase). Design team includes: Paul Tate dePoo III (Scenic), Dede M. Ayite (Costumes), David Bengali (Lighting/Projection), and Mark Van Hare (Sound).
Look Upon Our Lowliness will have twelve performances at The Harlem School of the Arts Theatre, listed below. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.themovementtheatrecompany.org.
April 4-6: 8pm
April 11-13: 8pm
April 18-20: 8pm
Including two matinees: April 12th and April 19th at 2pm
Part of TMTC's mission is to enrich the lives of the public by utilizing modern forms of communication as a way to spread art and awareness. With Look Upon Our Lowliness, TMTC will contribute to the exchange of knowledge and positive dialogue within the Harlem community surrounding LGBTQ issues, particularly through Facebook (www.facebook.com/LookUponOurLowliness), their website (www.themovementtheatrecompany.org) and partnerships with Harlem based LGBTQ organizations, businesses and events. Each format creates the opportunity to bring people together to experience, commune and dialogue around a work that speaks directly to the growing LGBTQ community of color in Harlem.
The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] is a Harlem based not-for-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to developing new works by artists of color and producing work that highlights both the collective and diverse human experience. With all of their work, TMTC engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities of color to the important social issues affecting our world, and empowers emerging artists to find their voice.