With El Puente and Clubbed Thumb, Jeremy O. Harris and Bushwick Starr present A Song of Songs by Agnes Borinsky March 10-27 at El Puente's Williamsburg Leadership Center. Performances run Thursday through Sunday at 7 PM.
Remixing the Biblical poem, the show tells the story of two femmes in a charged romance finding their way. One takes an unexpected journey to the underworld and the other is left to wonder, but they will both face a challenge to their love and what it means to share it.
The production is being created at and in community with El Puente and will include a mix of performance, ritual, song, visual art, and refreshments. The cast features Sekai Abeni and Ching Valdes-Aran, as well as Borinsky herself. A writer across several mediums and a member of New Dramatists, Borinsky has previously collaborated with Clubbed Thumb and currently leads the Working Group for a New Spirit.
The creative team includes director and costume designer Machel Ross, scenic and lighting designer Frank Oliva, props designer Patricia Marjorie, lead sound designer Nazareth Hassan, sound co-designer and A1 Sheldon Bennett, muralista co-conspirators Joe Matunis and Vera Weinfield, composer Joseph White, stage manager Gineiris Garcia, company manager Jana Lynne Umipig, associate director Federica Borlenghi, production manager Itzel Ayala, technical director Jay Maury, and creative producer John Del Gaudio.
Presenting the show are Slave Play writer Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr, an Obie Award-winning experimental theatre organization. Joining them are El Puente, a Brooklyn non-profit arts and community human rights institution; and Clubbed Thumb, the Obie Award-winning theatre company which received a Tony Award nomination for its Broadway debut What the Constitution Means to Me.
For tickets and more information, visit TheBushwickStarr.org.