CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Public Sharing
The Black History Museum … According to the United States of America
By Zoey Martinson
Part installation, part durational performance, and completely mesmerizing, The Black History Museum … According to the United States of America invites audiences to experience brave, inclusive narratives about the creation of America, and its re-telling in our schools, media, and communities.
The Black History Museum…is conceived and directed by Zoey Martinson, and created in collaboration with poet and performer Kareem M. Lucas, sketch writer Jonathan Braylock, visual artist Brandan “B-mike” Odums, Dramaturge Arminda Thomas, scenic designer D’Vaughn Agu, costume designer Ari Fulton, sound designer and composer Avi Amon.
The additional creative team includes choreographer Francesca Harper, additional writing by Robert King and Shenovia Large, video choreographer Abdul Latif, lighting designer Ayumu Poe Saegusa, projection designer Brittany Bland, animator Daria Amai Shelton, cinematographer Katherine Castro, gaffer Justin W. King, visual artists Paula Champange, Kalin Norman, Shariffa Ali, Laetitia Ky and Yusef Miller; writers Robert King and Shenovia Large, researcher A.J. Muhammad, production manager Clementine Seely, stage manager Alex B. West, and assistant stage manager Josephine Ronga.
The cast includes Kareem M. Lucas, Robert King, Marcia Berry, Landon Woodson, Tabatha Gayle, Toni Ann DeNoble, Langston Darby, Latra Wilson, Telly Fowler, Taylor Boyland and Eury German, with additional video dance by Briana Reed.