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Artist in Residence (AIR) Show: Andrea Ambam

May 21|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 – $20

About this event

Rehearsing Justice is a one-woman show that follows the epic journey of a time-traveling Ida B. Wells embarking on a 21st century anti-lynching crusade. After being invoked into the present, Ida ventures on an investigative mission (just as she did with lynchings in the 1900s), where she collides with verbatim testimony from some of the most transformative figures and moments in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Both historical and afro-futuristic, Rehearsing Justice uses verbatim testimony, imagined realities, and gallows humor to interrogate the phrase “modern-day lynchings” and disrupt the exhausting cyclical pattern of state-sanctioned violence. This show is a theatrical storytelling experience and the first iteration of Andrea’s larger calling to create community-centered theatrical statements where what is denied by the state can be rehearsed and reimagined in the body.

Timing & Space Details

This is a live performance in the BAX Theater, which will also be streamed for remote access at 5pm on Sunday, May 22nd.


CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) will be available for this show.

Please note that the BAX Theater is located on the second and third floors of the building and currently, there is no elevator or ramp. While we are actively working on a permanent solution and are committed to providing a fully ADA compliant space, we are not quite there yet.

For more information on our Accessibility Initiatives visit our website.

Questions or access needs? Email: artistprograms@bax.org.

About BAX

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multigenerational arts organization nurturing creative expression and artistic process through education, residencies, and performance at the intersection of arts and social justice.

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About BAX AIRs

The exceptional artists who participate in the AIR program at BAX are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, offering them a tangible sense of permanence and place. BAX AIR is tailored to each artist’s unique needs, process and artistic practice. Its structure develops peer support, collaborative problem-solving and constructive criticism. Each 2021/22 Artist in Residence receives 300 free hours of rehearsal space per year and an annual stipend.

This is the third installment of works shared by these resident artists over the course of the 2021/22 season. Whether you’ve followed their creative developments all year, or are just tuning in, join us to celebrate these extraordinary artists and their artistic journeys this year. Each presentation will take place in the BAX Theater throughout April and May.


May 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 – $20
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BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
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