The Ritual (June 19 - 30, 2019)

The girls in THE RITUAL remind us that we mustn’t underestimate young people; while at the same time, we must take responsibility for what they reflect back to us.

It’s Friday morning, first period at Senior Secondary School in Trinidad and Omega is pregnant. Through “ritual” portrayals of the world around them her friends, five students, come to understand that the real key to empowerment lies within them. The play is highly stylized — each actor plays one of the girls as well as members from their community— lecherous taxi drivers; sanctimonious bourgeois; attractive Rasta boys; pompous judges and frightened parents.


Melody Brooks

Associate Director

Shykia Fields

Production Designer

Meganne George

Costume Designer

Merlina Rich

Commedia dell’arte Coach, Original Production

Laura Rikard

Pre-show Creation

Richard Wentz


Zakiya Baptiste, Janelle Clayton, Angela Fraser, Nadege Matteis, Cassandra Ogbozor

Stage Manager:

Jessica Prince

June 19 - 30, 2019

Wednesday through Sunday | 7:30PM

Sundays | 4:00PM

(running time, one hour)

New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street, Ground Floor @ 10th Avenue

Tickets: $20; $15 Students and Seniors w/ ID; TDF accepted

*cash only at box office

Advance Sale tickets available starting June 3rd

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Ashley Brown