|Daniel Alexander Jones - Jomama|
NY Public Theater describes the presentation this way: "BLACK LIGHT is a revival for turbulent times. Jomama leads an intimate journey – through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions – illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her 'very particular radiance.' BLACK LIGHT draws musical influence from Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, and is marked significantly by the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism, goddess mythology and divination. This immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song." Go there for a preview.
Here is great quote for Daniel Alexander Jones:
“It’s a little hard for people to believe that she isn’t a character. It’s been an interesting journey for me in terms of gender expression. While I identify as a man and I’m in the body of a [cisgender] man, I experience this expansion around gender in relationship to her.… I’m dealing with two spirits in one body. I have Daniel, and then I have Jo who comes, and when she comes, I make way for her.”
“Black Light” will play through March 25 at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York.