MISSING, a new music theater production written by Hanifah Walidah and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, is a magical-realist journey through music as experienced and created by women. Our story begins aboard the slave ship Trouvadore, which mysteriously went missing in 1795. Aboard the ship, three women devise a plan to escape via the magic of their music. Through music, they and the ship are transported into the future, in search of home.
From the ringshouts of the 1790s to the battle rhymes of the 1990s, we ask what is missing when we think about music and the often unrecognized influence of women in creating cultural magic.
Directed by Dumeha Thompson
Original music by Hanifah Walidah and La Bande Magnetique
March 22-31 at WOW Cafe Theater. For information and tickets, click here.
WOW Café Theater
59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor, Manhattan
between Bowery and 2nd Avenue