The Public Theater and the Resistance Revival Chorus' We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance takes place at the Delacorte in Central Park August 13. The one-night-only event features speeches and performances by Hamilton Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, singer-songwriter and playwright Diana Oh, performer and activist Shakina Nayfack, and Shaina Taub, co-creator and one of the stars of this season's Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night.
We Rise is a Public Forum event that takes a celebratory look at the past, present, and future of resistance and civic engagement ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.
Completing the lineup are performers Valerie June, Jojo Abot, Ayo, Abby Dobson, Moist Paula, and Deva Mahal; actor and model Indya Moore; actor Annabella Sciorra, poet Angel Nafis; activist Jess Morales; the band Flor de Toloache; and members of the Rebel Verses Ensemble from Developing Artists.
“It has been a joy collaborating with our friends at the Resistance Revival Chorus,” said outgoing Public Theater Director of Special Artistic Projects Stephanie Ybarra in an earlier statement. “Women have been at the center of resistance and social justice movements throughout history—it’s thrilling to honor and celebrate that legacy with an evening amplifying the voices of female artists and activists.”
Tickets to We Rise: A Celebration of Resistance are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at noon August 13. For more information visit PublicTheater.org.