SKiNFoLK: An American Show NYC Reviews and Tickets
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.
From the show:
YOU. Yes, you. Whoever and however you are. You follow me through low-hanging roots and vines. Are you in ancestral woods? A juke joint? All of the above/below? YOU are in SKiNFoLK: An American Show, a wide-sweeping concert/play structured in seven movements that explores the questions and limits (?) of blackness, performance, and country in a sensuous and reflective cabaret experience. As the music sounds, you drop down into this ritual of liberation, bearing witness to the playwright-performer's identity, heritage and legacy as a black woman in this America. This play collides with blues, jazz, neo soul, pop, rock and spiritual black legacies. What will you see in the archive? Who will you meet? What is down at the root? What color is the sky again?
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."