The Negroes Are Congregating by Natasha Adiyana Morris

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The Negroes Are Congregating by Natasha Adiyana Morris

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In this unapologetic and sharp-witted perspective about the evolving Black experience in Canada and around the world, a rhythmic fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful dialect emerges steady as a heartbeat through a journey of raw truths and deep-rooted questions. How does a racialized group teach their future generations to unlearn internalized self-hatred? What is the essence of Blackness beyond skin colour? Is it possible to be free living in present-day systemic racism? Designed to ignite necessary conversations, this powerful collection of engaging scenes that range from church to Black Twitter to Africville aims to construct an understanding of what it means to be Black.

Run time: 120 minutes
Cast size: 3 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 1

Winner, Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text 2018

“A poetic yet scathing deep dive into racism in Canada and around the world . . . this play asks certain questions that will stick with you.”
- Amanda Parris, CBC Arts

The Negroes Are Congregating is a relentless, in your face, mélange of sketch, vignette, and spoken word that takes you to church and into the Black psyche living with anti-Black racism, all without missing a beat. The play is intricate, funny, contemplative, and incredibly fast-paced.”
- Rosey Edeh,

“The Negroes Are Congregating will be eye-opening for some and cathartic for others. It is a much-needed wake-up call on the realities of Black existence in a society we fondly think of as progressive for everyone.”
- Keira Grant, Mooney on Theatre