On May 12, 2020, at 6:02 PM, Harlem Stage <marketing@harlemstage.org> wrote:
Dear Friends and Family,
We hope you and yours are healthy and safe during this challenging time.

As many of you know, we serve on the Board of Directors of HARLEM STAGE, whose mission is to ensure that the voices of Artists of color, continue to be a part of the cultural landscape, here in New York City and through-out the World!

This time of year is our most important fund-raising time, and normally we are gearing up for our FABULOUS GALA, that truly is the best party in town!

Well, as the say, “Necessity is the Mother of INVENTION”, and this year’s HARLEM STAGE GALA is coming directly to YOU in the comfort of your home, via the “World Wide Web”!

We are hoping you will “tune in” to Facebook or Instagram on whatever “device” you choose, on May 18th at 7:00pm, and join us as we Host this year’s celebration.  All the details on Who, What, Where, When, and How are below.

So, mark your calendars to be a part of this joyous occasion!

LaChanze and “Tunie”​​


Hosted by award-winning Broadway, television & film actor, LaChanze, producer, director, and award-winning actor, Tamara Tunie, and award-nominated, rising Broadway actor, 
Celia Rose Gooding.​

Featuring new and archival performances by Nona Hendryx, José JamesJason Moran, and more. With appearances by MSNBC Host and Anchor, Joy Reid, dance legend Bill T. Jones, stars of television and film, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, and more.
WAYS TO WATCH: Facebook & Instagram
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As an artist equally concerned with truth (towards shaping reality towards justice) and magic (towards employing imaginative and symbolic properties to shape reality towards justice), Nia Witherspoon finds conjuring with the archive to be an organic ancestral practice. This Living Gallery will share a short talk about how this methodology informs Witherspoon’s own practice, and then engage participants in a workshop where they can add conjure to their own archival or documentary obsessions.