Past Event


May 17, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Ford Foundation Studio @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

by Gethsemane Herron-Coward
Directed by Tyler Thomas

Medical student Reese desperately hunts for the romance of her dreams while her “aunties” - Black women throughout history and media - dissuade, distract and try to save her from love’s violent abandonment - something they all experienced, something they all did not survive.

BLANKS interrogates how intimate partner violence, intersectional patriarchy, and neglect affect Black women’s pursuit of romantic and filial love. It ask if love conquers all, what happens when it conquers you?


May 15 - 2:30pm
May 17 - 8:00pm
May 18 - 2:30pm

Production Team

Dramaturg Phaedra Scott
Producer Cali Green
Production Stage Manager Dennis Ho
Scenic Designer Jocelyn Grigorie
Costume Designer Sarah Woodham
Lighting Designer Ebony Burton

Ticket Policy

No late seating

About the Playwright

Gethsemane Herron-Coward is a poet-turned-playwright from Washington, D.C. She is a 2016 semi-finalist for the Rising Circle INK TANK, a 2016 finalist for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, a 2017 finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm. Gethsemane is also a 2016 Grant Recipient from the Puffin Foundation, which supported her residency with JAW Magic Time at Judson Memorial Church. Gethsemane’s short play, The Falling Man received a production in The Fire This Time Festival in 2018. Her work has been supported by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony, where she was the 2018 Yasmin Scholarship Fellow. Her work has been seen in Atlanta Black StarThe Washington Post, the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and Columbia University.