May 29th, 8pm at Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway)
‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family’ is a performance created and performed by Nile Harris brought to you live and in living color (but not produced by NBC). It’s a personal investigation of broken black identity, the faults of syndicated television and the demands to perform your identity. If in 2014, Raven Symoné can claim she’s not African-American, then what am I? Tune in to see.
Reserve tickets by sending $10 via VENMO to firstname.lastname@example.org
or purchase at the door while they last.
Nile Harris is a Brooklyn based performer and theatre maker. Fascinated with the idea that theatrical events, through the live nature of their existence, become a part of history. He creates events that re-contextualize historical images of black bodies in an attempt to write a version of history where God was created in his image. Nile’s performances are a reaction to the absurdity of the black experience in Amerikkka—being the living product of a country that brought us here but did not want us here. His work has been presented at The Watermill Center, Dixon Place, Miami Art Walk, and SoleTree Barn. He currently performs for 600 HIGHWAYMEN and has performed Off-Broadway in ‘Occupied Territories’ and on television in ‘The Path’ (Hulu) and ‘Masterclass’ (HBO). He is excited to be in residence at Otion Front and develop and present a new work-in-progress ‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family’ at the end of May at Secret Project Robot!