SKiNFoLK: An American Show
SKiNFoLK: An American Show
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SKiNFoLK: An American Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Absorbing, Refreshing

About the Show

The Bushwick Starr and National Black Theatre present this world premiere, a wide-sweeping concert/play that explores the questions and limits (?) of blackness, performance, and country.

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Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great soulful music & musicians, outstanding lighting, and a deep thoughtful story discussing skin / race / identity

Don't see it if You dislike theater in the round or need a very straightforward story (it’s a bit abstract).

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Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of plays similar to those written by Ntozake Shange, musicals about family and identity.

Don't see it if You want a linear, traditional musical.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
March 6th, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "In ‘Skinfolk,’ the Joys of Blackness Burst From the Earth: On a set that transforms the Bushwick Starr into a cave beneath a tree, Jillian Walker tells a story of her family, and of blackness in America, that aches with hope."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 6th, 2020

"That’s Really Mom Up There: 'Suicide Forest' and 'SKiNFoLK'"
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