Black Super Hero Magic Mama
by Inda Craig-Galván
directed by Monica White Ndounou
dramaturgy by Ilana M Brownstein and Regine Vital
presented in collaboration with American Repertory Theater,
Boston Public Library, and Boston Comics in Color Festival
featuring Ramona Lisa Alexander*, Ricardo Engermann, Joshua Robinson, Ashley Rose, Stewart Evan Smith, Anderson Stinson III, Helen Hy-Yuen Swanson, Garner Reynoso Tejeda**, Dustin Teuber, and Karimah Williams**
April 23 - May 21, 2022
Rabb Hall @ Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square
All tickets are Pay-What-You-Want ($0 minimum)
Digital on-demand streaming option available here
In all the books that Sabrina Jackson reads to her son Tramarion, tragedy’s just an origin story, something to propel the heroes into wondrous new worlds. When tragedy strikes in her own life, Sabrina launches herself into a fantastical, technicolor universe where she gets to be the hero. A high-flying adventure that refuses to be held down by the gravity at its core, Inda Craig-Galván’s Black Super Hero Magic Mama is a powerful refutation of the disproportionate expectations placed on Black mothers and their sons.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association **Understudy
>> Company One Theatre is producing Black Super Hero Magic Mama to AMPLIFY:
- the urgent need for police reform, gun law reform, and the end of sanctioned violence on Black lives.
- care for Black women’s vulnerability within society’s pressure to be resilient.
- the communal healing that allows us to become the heroes of our own stories, and that serves as a balm to individual and collective grief.
- exuberant, joyful, and inclusive representation #fortheculture.
- community partners like the Justice Resource Institute, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and Boston Comics in Color Festival, which are supporting impactful change on the ground and in our neighborhoods.
>> Covid Safety Protocols
Please note that due to rising Covid 19 cases in the area, the CDC now considers the community risk level for Boston and Suffolk County "high."
Everyone is required to wear a well-fitted mask that fully covers their nose and mouth at all times during this production. We strongly recommend wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask, or double-masking. The only exception to this requirement is for performers while performing.
Visitors must present proof of full vaccination including at least one booster dose.
OR: Visitors who are vaccinated but who have not received at least one booster dose must also show proof of negative results from an antigen test taken within 24 hours.
OR: Visitors under 5 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine must show negative results from an antigen test taken within 24 hours.
A very limited amount of rapid tests may be available at the door for a suggested donation of $10 per rapid test. Rapid tests take at least 15 minutes. If you need a rapid test at the door, please plan to arrive early.
Protocols are subject to change.
If you would prefer not to attend in person, please reach out to [email protected] to exchange in-person tickets for access to the recording, or book your own on demand ticket ($0 minimum), available through the American Repertory Theater's website for a limited time only.