Within the pages of Spell # 7, the late Ntozake Shange magically weaves a story about an ensemble of Black artists, and their experiences in the world. A choreopeom, a genre penned by Shange herself uses choreography and music alongside a series of vignettes, and lengthy monologues, to discuss in detail the ensemble’s stories on the struggles they face not only as Black people, but as Black artists. 

by Ntozake Shange
directed by Nigel Semaj

Choreographed by Nigel Semaj


Set Design: Diggle
Costume Design: Kara Branch
Lighting Design Jennifer Fok
Sound Design: Almeda Beynon

Dramaturgy: Calley Anderson
Composer: Carlos Duràn
Assistant Director: Bakari Lebby
Assistant Choreographers: Sabira Jade, Rebecca Ford
Production Stage Manager Jonathan Castanien*,
Associate Stage Manager: TaTyana Smith*


March 2020
New Visions Director Festival 

The New School for Drama 


Cast: 
Featuring: Ian Lawrence, Jazmyn DeAnna Boone, Oliva Battle, Carla Maureen Smith, Rebecca Ford, Racquel Jean-Louis, Phil Lopez, Jordan Mosley and Kwesiu Jones

Spell Number 7