(pray) (Off-Broadway, Barrow Street Theatre, 2023) | Playbill



A co-production with National Black Theater


A meditation on the necessity and complexity of religion & spirituality for Black American womxn throughout history. Following the form of a Sunday Baptist church service, and embodied by a company of twelve intergenerational Black womxn and femme performers, (pray) seeks to offer joy-filled healing through a dynamic fusion of song, text and dance.

Directed and Choreographed by nicHi douglas
Music by S T A R R Busby and JJJJJerome Ellis

Cast Includes Ariel Kayla Blackwood, Busby, Ashley De La Rosa, Tina Fabrique, Amara Granderson, Taylor Symone Jackson, Ziiomi Louise Law, Aigner Mizzelle, Satori FOlkes-Stone, Gayle Turner, Darnell White, D. Woods


Drama Desk Award
2024 Outstanding Music in a Play Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2024 Outstanding Musical Winner
2024 Outstanding Director Winner
2024 Outstanding Choreographer Nominee
2024 Outstanding Ensemble Winner
2024 Outstanding Costume Design Nominee
2024 Outstanding Sound Design Nominee

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