Harlem KW Project, LLC is bringing their electrifyingly popular production of RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE to Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA) from February 23 through the 24, 2019. This montage of theatre, spoken word poetry, song, and more, is a deeply moving and uproariously funny exploitation of three young, native Harlemites coming to terms with a gentrified Harlem. Single tickets are currently on sale at theatrehorizon.org.
“I am so excited to bring KILLER WHALE… to Theatre Horizon,” said artist and popular Theatre Horizon performer Jaylene Clark Owens. “My company and I can’t wait to bring a little bit of Harlem to Norristown and we are really looking forward to engaging in discussion about gentrification. I am especially happy that the Philadelphia Theatre community gets to see this piece that has been so dear to my heart for the past few years.”
The production, co-written by Chyann Sapp, Hollis Heath, Janelle Heatley, and Jaylene Clark Owens, chronicles the gentrification of Harlem through the eyes of three women, journeying through the streets, history, landmarks, and evolving culture of their native neighborhood. Via a fusion of spoken word and song, they take an uproariously funny and deeply moving trip to embrace change while renewing a rich past. Their daring wish: to establish nothing short of a new Harlem Renaissance.
February 23 at 3pm and 8pm
February 24 at 3pm
Harlem KW Project, LLC presents
RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE
401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA
February 23-24, 2019
ABOUT HARLEM KW PROJECT, LLC: The mission of Harlem KW Project, LLC is to use ‘Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale’ to facilitate discussion around gentrification, as well as encourage audience members to think critically about this topic, learn more, take action, and support the arts cultures within their respective communities. We hope to shed light on the positives and negatives of gentrification while paying homage to our beautiful village of Harlem, New York.
ABOUT THEATRE HORIZON: Come as you are. Leave transformed. Theatre Horizon brings Philadelphia’s finest professional actors and artists to Norristown to present compelling, contemporary theatre. Founded in 2005, Theatre Horizon has become a lauded contributor to the arts in Montgomery County, staging a critically-acclaimed season annually, reaching over 950 children each year through our drama classes and camps, and pioneering an autism drama program that inspires imagination and social development in individuals on the autism spectrum. These programs are the building blocks of our Theatre Horizon community in which all participants are encouraged to grow. Our offerings provide opportunities to understand unfamiliar perspectives, discuss common struggles, and simply enjoy a good story together. We produce professional productions of thoughtful and inspiring plays and musicals. “Top-quality Theater is no longer confined to Center City,” proclaimed the Philadelphia Inquirer when we opened our new venue in 2012. In recognition of our work, Theatre Horizon was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and received the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company Award—one of only twelve companies in the nation to be honored with this prestigious award from the organization that presents the Tonys each year. We invite you to join us for a performance and discover Theatre Horizon yourself.