TISCH DRAMA STAGE: Love is the Message! Joy is the Revival.

Poster of Building the Future Now

Fall 2020 National Black Theatre Residency

Lead Creation & Direction by Jonathan McCrory

Inspired by Arthur Jafa's seminal work Love Is The MessageThe Message Is Death, this new work Love is the Message! Joy is the Revival. is a digitally devised storytelling experience that examines how powerful love is in this time of much transition, unrest, and death. Through a process of sharing personal stories, lessons, and musings, the ensemble will look at the ways that love shows up in our collective lives to provide, generate, and manifest a message. With joy on the horizon, we will find what can be revived and what our revival will look like. Dominique Rider joins the project as Associate Director. This show will be devised with NYU Tisch Drama students.