Watch Night


November 16, 2023    
7:00 pm


Perelman Performing Arts Center
251 Fulton Street , New York, NY
$54 + $3 convenience charge


An immersive exploration of justice and forgiveness in the face of deadly rage.

Co-Conceived, Directed, and Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
Co-Conceived and Libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Composed by Tamar-kali

Not long ago. And not far from now. In the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, an opportunistic reporter visits a sacred space defiled by American violence, in search of a story ready made for Hollywood—only to find that history repeats itself too soon, and too close to home.

A PAC NYC World Premiere from the acclaimed artistic team of Tony Award-winning choreographer / dancer / director / writer Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening), poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph (We Shall Not Be Moved), composer Tamar-kali (Mudbound) and dramaturg Lauren Whitehead (Between the World and Me: Onstage at the Apollo). Watch Night fuses melodies rooted in spirituals, percussive breath and fiery opera with the urgency of slam poetry and Bill T. Jones’ dynamic staging to create an immersive exploration of justice and forgiveness in the face of deadly rage.

Interpreters: Patrick Michael, Felice Shays and Aisha Simpson
Interpreter Director: Alaina Drake-Mitchell

*Hands On will have additional interpreted performances during the Perelman Performing Arts Center’s upcoming season. More information to be posted at a later date. 

Content Advisory: Contains depictions and references to white supremacy, racism, violence and derogatory language.

Photo by Jai Lennard.