This world premiere employs satirical visual art, performance, sound installation, and dance to explore the American notion of ‘Blackness.' More…
From the show:
Part installation, part performance, and completely mesmerizing, The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America invites audiences to experience life as a Black American throughout history. This world premiere employs powerful and satirical visual art, performance, sound installation and dance, to transform HERE’s entire building into a theatrical museum. An experience unlike any other, The Black History Museum… entreats audiences to see the American notion of ‘Blackness’ through new lenses, on this, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
See it if Immersive mixed media history of black oppression in the USA. Biting live skits, dance & exhibits.
Don't see it if You don't want to be on your feet. Shouting, angry segments are less effective than the quieter ones.
See it if Black American history through current lens of social, cultural, political consciousness with sassy commentary.
Don't see it if More critical race talk or mockery of online or light activism makes you uncomfortable. Some down time between some immersive parts.
See it if you are ready, willing and able to be swept into an all-encompassing, profound, truthful & riveting history of black people in America
Don't see it if you cannot stand for 2 hours; not open to unusual theatrical experience, do not care to participate & get personal with ugly American truths
See it if You like great creative installations that deal with serious subjects of race and history in an innovative and well executed manner
Don't see it if It can be a bit heavy handed but clever nonetheless but you have to be prepared to stand for 2 hrs It is not a passive experience
See it if If you really want to know about the difficulties Black people have felt and still feel living in America.It is done through song,dance and
Don't see it if If you don't want to know about the history of Blacks in America.If you are not open-minded.If you don't want to know our contributions.
See it if you want to experience a genuinely transformational production that's equal parts moving, funny, challenging and thought provoking.
Don't see it if you don't like theater to challenge you. This show makes great efforts to never shame audience members but might make some uncomfortable.
See it if This is the most important piece of immersive theatre I have seen. You are forced to participate in history and it will resonate.
Don't see it if There may be a few kinks to work out..it’s still in previews, but I can’t wait to see this again. Should be mandatory for everyone to go.
Also Wow, I really hope this work goes far and reaches many.
See it if You want to see the best of what downtown theater has to offer. A beautifully executed, thought provoking piece of immersive theater.
Don't see it if You don't want to see immersive theater (or you don't want to stand for over 45 minutes at a time)
See it if you want an excellent multi cultural immersive experience that uses many mediums
Don't see it if you want a more fictional approach to your entertainment