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New Theatre Work by Meshell Ndegeocello to Premiere at New York’s Harlem Stage

Multi-disciplinary piece celebrates work of James Baldwin

Meshell Ndegeocello

From Dec. 7-11, New York’s Harlem Stage performing arts center will present the world premiere of Can I Get a Witness?: The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new multi-disciplinary theatrical work conceived by songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Meshell Ndegeocello.

Directed by Charlotte Brathwaite, recently named one of the “up-and-coming women in theatre to watch” by Playbill, Can I Get a Witness? is inspired by legendary writer Baldwin’s seminal essay collection The Fire Next Time, as well as the following quote from the writer: “From my point of view, no label, no slogan, no party, no skin color and indeed no religion is more important than the human being.”

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