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THE NEGRO PASSION PLAY by Kathya Alexander
Epiphany Parish
Seattle, WA
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THE NEGRO PASSION PLAY by Kathya Alexander
Brownbox Theatre: Re-Imagined Black Theatre invites Seattle to experience THE NEGRO PASSION PLAY (TNPP), a dramatic re-imagining of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Immanuel, a Black Christ like figure, set during the American Civil Rights Movement.

Two performances only! Juneteenth Weekend, Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June18th at 6:00pm in "The Chapel" at Epiphany Seattle, located at 1805 38thAvenue, in the historic Madrona Neighborhood / Central District.

THE NEGRO PASSION PLAY (TNPP) is written by Kathya Alexander and conceived & directed by Tyrone Brown, co-founders and co-artistic directors of Brownbox Theatre, a company dedicated to the creation, development, and production of re-imagined Black theatre.  

TNPP is an experience, immersing the audience in a Biblically inspired re telling of a traditional passion play, within the context of the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow South, says Brown. Audiences will be interactive, including experiencing segregation and desegregation, breaking bread with Immanuel and The Disciples at the Last Supper, singing, dancing, marching, and call-and-response.

Note, the play contains some adult content, language and staged violence.

The creative team includes Kenneth Shook (assistant director), Karabo Kuape (costume designer), Burton Yuen (set designer), Brendon Orth-Sheridan (lighting and sound designer), John Clark (prop master and set builder), Rena Robinson-Steiner (guest choreographer), Greg Hansen (dance assistant), Robin Campbell and Justice Beitzel (dance and movement coordinators) and Gavin Sakae McLean (fight choreographer).

Performances Information:

Dates: Two Performances Only. Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th at 6:00pm

Times: Friday and Saturday at 6:00pm. The TNPP experience is around 3 hours . This includes two interludes and an bring-your-own-dinner intermission (see explanation below)

Venue: Courtyard at Epiphany Seattle, 1805 38thAvenue, Seattle, WA 98122

Bring-Your-Own-Dinner Intermission: We encourage audience members to bring their-own-dinner or snack to eat as part of the TNPP experience. The intermission gives the audience a chance to break bread with the cast of TNPP.


Epiphany Parish (View)
1805 38th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Immersive
Arts > Multidisciplinary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > All Ages
Music > Gospel
Music > Jazz
Music > Spiritual
Other > Holiday

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Contact Tyrone Brown at (215) 913-1967

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