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Carl Hancock Rux, Will Power and Mike Ladd (photo by Darial Sneed)^3469 Carl Hancock Rux, Will Power and Mike Ladd (photo by Darial Sneed)^3469 Carl Hancock Rux, Will Power and Mike Ladd (photo by Darial Sneed)^3469 Carl Hancock Rux, Will Power and Mike Ladd (photo by Darial Sneed)^3469

blessing the boats: the remix

"blessing the boats is a lean, spare, evocative piece that moves with the delicate precision of a surgeon's scalpel - slicing open a soul and setting its survivor's spirit loose." - The Berkshire Eagle

blessing the boats: the remix is a re-imagining of the late Sekou Sundiata's acclaimed solo theater work, performed by the powerful trio of Mike Ladd, Will Power, and Carl Hancock Rux, directed by Rhodessa Jones (who directed the original production).


This performance essay is a perusal of life’s changes that are inevitable with the serious “invasions” of the physical body. With masterful storytelling, blessing the boats: the remix takes us through the halls of modern medicine, simultaneously sharing stories of love and friendship. The piece is a theatrical experience rooted in the fundamentals of the human heart—life, love, dreams, desire, fear and death! –encompassing language, music, movement, and visual projections of healing and hope. - Rhodessa Jones, director