Kill Move Paradise takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a netherworld prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been “untimely ripped” from and this new paradise they find themselves in. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise is a expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that “all lives matter” and a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death but as heroes who demand that we see them for who they are.
Know Theatre brings this incisive new play to the stage in one of the first productions to follow its world premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre this spring.
10 words or less: Black Lives Matter.
directed by Piper N. Davis
scenic & lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
costume design by Noelle Wedig
sound & video design by Douglas Borntrager
Prop Design & Scenic Art by Sarah Beth Hall
Darnell Pierre Benjamin* as Isa
Landon Horton as Griff
Crystian Wiltshire as Tiny
Elliot Young as Daz
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.
|Mitchell S. and Jacqueline P. Meyers Foundation|