Jomama Jones’ Black Light, which debuted last January at Joe's Pub as part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and returned again in February, returns Off-Broadway for a limited engagement at the Greenwich House Theater. The show is scheduled to run September 24–December 31.
Black Light is created and performed by artist Daniel Alexander Jones, whose alter ego Jomama made her comeback to the stage in 2010 following a 15-year hiatus. The show is a musical journey that fuses the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism and goddess mythology with the musical influences of Prince, Sade, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner.
Directed by Tea Alagić, Black Light features original music by Jomama Jones with Bobby Halvorson, Laura Jean Anderson, Dylan Meek, and Josh Quat. Music direction is by Tariq al-Sabir, based upon Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes’ original arrangements.
The production has scenic design by Gabriel Evansohn, lighting design by Ania Parks, costume design by Oana Botez, and sound design by Nick Kourtides. Maximum Entertainment Productions serves as general manager and Diana DiMenna produces.
Jomama Jones’ other shows include Radiate, which premiered at Soho Rep. in 2011, and Duat, which debuted at Soho Rep. in 2016. Jones was named a recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award in 2015, received the Alpert Award in the Arts, and was an inaugural Creative Capital Artist.
Daniel Alexander Jones makes theatre, music, and live performance. His other performance pieces and plays include Phantasmatron, Phoenix Fabrik Blood:Shock:Boogie, Bel Canto, and Bright Now Beyond, a musical adaptation with composer Bobby Halvorson and director Will Davis.
Black Light was originally commissioned by The Public Theater’s New York Voices program. Visit NYCBlacklight.com for more information on the show's Off-Broadway return.