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Co-production with National Black Theatre

Amani grows up building a rocket ship with her father, who vows to make it to outer space: where his child can breathe easy, where there are no gangs to take his first love’s life, nor prisons to take Black boys’ best years. As Amani moves into adulthood, she seeks her voice and her own dreams. Will Amani make it to the moon?

FEBRUARY 8 - MARCH 5, 2023


Written by a.k. payne
Directed by Josiah Davis

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

Richards / Davion / Lamar Davis / A Series of Men - Omari K. Chancellor

Kofa - Kai Heath

Amani - Denise Manning

Smith - Eden Marryshow

Daisa - Mars Rucker

Creative Team (in alphabetical order)

Dramaturg - Nissy Aya 

Projection Designer - Brittany Bland

Props Master - Daniel Brothers  

Casting Assistant - Alex Cortinas

Assistant Costume Designer - Allison Esannason

Costume Designer - Mika Eubanks 

Set Designer - Maruti Evans 

Set Fabrication - Sightline Fabrication

Intimacy Coordinator - Ann C. James

Lighting Designer - Marika Kent 

Casting Director - Destiny Lilly  

Music Director/Pianist - Nehemiah Luckett 

Sound Designer and Composer - Kathy Ruvuna


Co-production with National Black Theatre

More than five decades after its founding, NBT’s core mission remains the same: to be the premier producer of transformative theatre — theatre that enhances African American cultural identity by telling authentic, autonomous, multifaceted stories of the Black experience. NBT is now envisioned as a means to educate, enrich, entertain, empower and inform national consciousness around social justice issues that impact our communities. Learn more at

Ticketing Information

We are offering both in-person and online-stream tickets! Livestream tickets available soon.


All online sales will close 2 hours prior to each performance.

Previews (February 8th - February 15th)

  • $35 General (plus $4.50 service fee)

Shows (February 16th - March 5th)

  • $45 General (plus $4.50 service fee)

Pay what you wish shows

  • February 8th

  • February 15th

  • February 22nd

  • March 1st


To get a Student/Artist/Senior/Disabled discount or a group discount to AMANI, or for any questions, please email Eliana at

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