Multi-hyphenate artist UGBA will present his newest play The Best Part of Night is Black in a special industry reading October 30.
The play, which is subtitled a new “Black Queer Horror Love Story”, will star Nic Ashe (Queen Sugar) and Broderick Clavery (Quarter Rican), and be directed by Broadway's Zhailon Levingston (Chicken And Biscuits).
The Best Part of Night is Black follows a queer Black couple named Malachi and Kareem as they struggle to survive the aftermath of devastating news. When their one-bedroom apartment seemingly becomes haunted, their relationship is put to the test as they live out a tale of grief, loss, and the things no one prepares us for when falling in love.
The staged reading, which is intended to be immersive, will feature sound design by Christopher Darbassie, spiritual dramaturgy by Langston Kahn, vibe curation by Regi Angelou, and stage management by Sheree V. Campbell. The Best Part of Night is Black is produced by Bryan Joseph Lee.