Written & Directed by Richard Allen
Starring Nathan Nonhof
Black Séance mingles magic and mixed drinks for an intoxicating, immersive experience that celebrates Black icons.
Black Séance mingles magic and mixed drinks for an intoxicating, immersive experience that celebrates Black icons. Ushered into a dark, back-alley bar like those you might find in New Orleans, patrons are invited to participate in a transformative ritual that finds Francis, their bartender and amateur magician, channeling some of his heroes. Frederick Douglass, Josephine Baker, and James Baldwin are invoked as Francis investigates his mysterious family history. While encountering the humor and humanity of figures like Eartha Kitt or Redd Foxx through their own words, one never knows who will make an appearance and who will ghost in this visceral examination of generational trauma and triumph.
Sponsored by Kimberly and Jeffrey Goldman
develops transformative theatre that amplifies marginalized voices, illuminates untold stories, bridges disparate experiences, and energizes vulnerable communities. Previous collaborations with La Jolla Playhouse include Hall Pass, Walks of Life, and when the bubble bursts, as well as currently serving as the theater company in residence. Since its founding in 2017, Blindspot Collective has collaborated with The Old Globe; Diversionary Theatre; ARTS (A Reason to Survive); UC San Diego; and other community partners to develop projects that meaningfully engage audiences and artists in the blindspot of society. The company has received acclaim for its original work, including site-specific events, forum theatre, new musicals, and verbatim plays. Blindspot Collective was the first theatre company to be awarded a performing arts residency at the San Diego International Airport and was selected “Theater of the Year” in 2020 by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
THU: 7:00 pm
FRI: 7:30 pm
SAT: 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
SUN: 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Approx. Run Time
Dick Laub Command Center (2460 Historic Decatur Rd)
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP
Masks, plus proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test required to attend.
Must be 18+ to attend. Seating provided. This is a ticketless event. Use your printed email confirmation for entry.