February 4 - March 3, 2019
- By Aziza Barnes
- Directed by Nataki Garrett
- Two hours, with one intermission
After a bad health scare, Octavia decides to put off her troubles and blow off some serious steam with her friends June and Imani. Will one last epic night on the town—a true test of their friendship full of outrageous, absurd encounters—lead to epiphany or disaster?
BLKS is a “raw, blistering, hilarious, and engaging” (Chicago Sun-Times) new work that responds to a number of cultural icons, from Lena Dunham’s Girls to Seinfeld to August Wilson. Poet and playwright Aziza Barnes’ new play paints a miraculous portrait of a day in the life of three twentysomething black women wrestling with love, uncomfortable truths, and the anguish of adulting in New York City.
Directed by Woolly company member Nataki Garrett
Featuring Woolly company member Shannon Dorsey
BLKS is made possible by a generous gift from Evelyn & Scott Schreiber
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"Laugh-out-loud funny, all night long."
About the Director: Nataki Garrett
NATAKI GARRETT (Director) is a Denver-based director, writer, producer and educator. She is the Associate Artistic Director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the former Associate Artistic Director of CalArts' Center for New Performance (CNP), as well as the Associate Dean and the Co-Head of Undergraduate Acting for CalArts School of Theater. She is a recipient of the several awards including the MAP Grant and the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. Garrett is the co-Artistic Director of BLANK THE DOG PRODUCTIONS (BTD) a LA/NYC based ensemble Theater Company, which is celebrating its 10th year and is dedicated to developing and fostering new work by emerging, adventurous and experimental artists.
Nataki Garrett has directed across the United States, in Rwanda, and in Europe. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers. In addition to her freelance directing career, she has worked as an arts administrator with more than 15 years in non-profit and arts education.