Tale of a Gemini (Jimini) Rising: Black Lives Matter Edition

Part of CPT's Encounters (Here and Now) Series

Written & Performed by Jimmie Woody, 2019/2020 Premiere Fellow

June 18, 2020 - June 20, 2020

8:00pm (ET), Thu/Sat Note: there is no performance on Friday, June 19

40 min
The virtual “house” will be limited to 60 “seats”

Tickets: $1
Suggested Donation: $1 to $99
1 ticket per email address

Tale of a Gemini (Jimini) Rising: Black Lives Matter Edition is a virtual, theatrical memoir combining poetry, hip hop, and digital storytelling about figuring out how to be a black man in the ever-changing landscape of what masculinity means in America. This will be a LIVE performance via Zoom and will not be available as a recorded video.

You must use Zoom to see this work. You will receive an email on the day of the performance with the meeting login information. Only one login will be sent to each individual email address. If you need more than one viewing device in your household, or want to purchase tickets for someone else, you will need to make a separate purchase for each email address/login.

Have questions? Email boxoffice@cptonline.org

Please Note: Online sales for each performance will close at 6:00pm (ET).

About writer & Performer Jimmie Woody

Most recently at CPT, Jimmie Woody played Preston Walker in Nikkole Salter’s Breakout Session (or Frogorse), and he performed his one-man show Tale of a Gemini (Jimini) Rising at Test Flight 2018. Other local credits include Brucie in Lynn Nottage’s Sweat at Cleveland Play House, Cholly in The Bluest Eye at Karamu House, Macbeth in Voodoo Macbeth at Ensemble Theater, Julio in The Mother F**ker with the Hat at Dobama Theatre, and Booth in Topdog/Underdog at Beck Center for the Arts. His New York credits include Hollis in Hollis Mugley’s Only Wish at Joseph Papp Public Theater (directed by Robert O’Hara), The Spaniard in Cymbeline at New Shakespeare Festival, and Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle at La Mama ETC (directed by Andrei Serban). Jimmie received his MFA in acting from Columbia University. He is a 2012 Creative Workforce Fellow in theatre and recipient of CPT’s 2019/2020 Premiere Fellowship.