When stuff goes down, your girls show up. Waking up to a shocking and personal health scare, Octavia and her best friends, June and Imani, go on a crusade to find intimacy and joy in a world that could not care less about them or their feelings. This 24-hour blitz explores what it is to be a queer blk woman in 2015 New York, how we survive and save ourselves from ourselves.
This production contains adult content, strong language, and some violence. Theatrical fog and strobe lighting effects will be used. Additional content warning information is available here.
BLKS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
Press about BLKS
|Justin/ Sosa/ Ethnically Ambiguous Dude||Isaac Addai|
|That Bitch on the Couch/ Drunk White Woman||Kayce Drevline*|
|Scenic Designer||Bethany Kasperek|
|Costume Designer||Loyce Arthur|
|Lighting Designer||Victor Maldonado|
|Sound Designer||Michael Keck|
|Stage Manager||Brillian Qi-Bell|
|Intimacy Director||Erica Wray|
|Assistant Scenic Designer||Damaria Finley*|
|Assistant Sound Designer||Ryan McElroy|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Virginia Muturi*|
|Fight and Intimacy Captain||DeZhané Antionette|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.
Capacity is limited and all seating is general admission. Masks are welcome.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.
Photos courtesy of Miranda Meyer