From the outside, Jack the Theater seems like a place only the locals of Brooklyn would know. It is adorned with huge letter says that spell out JACK. When you enter the theater it is dark and mysterious. You turn left and notice the walls are covered in aluminum and tin foil from ceiling to floor. This gives off the extra-terrestrial vibe that Derek Lee McPhatter had envisioned for his musical Bring The Beat Back. The theater partners with playwrights in that they do not charge a rental space fee but rather just split the earnings with them. This encourages for more low cost productions to still be put out for the general public. The space itself was resistant in the fact that it was very small, with only 50 seats for the public. This gives off a feeling that the public is more in touch with the people who made the production. It is resisting the idea of a huge big production that is run by inaccessible people. Sometimes with big productions, the audience members will not have a chance to speak to the actors one on one or speak to the directors or the other people who helped create the play. With a production and theater like this, audience members are encouraged to speak to everyone that played a part in bringing a piece together. Bring The Beat matches this sense of resistance that Jack the Theater advocates for. The costumes were so different and eye catching. Most of the actors in the play were queer or gay. The most defining part of the play was the kiss between Dayton and Prescott. I have never attended a play or musical in which the leads were both of the same sex and shared a kiss together. I believe that the play was also resistant in the way that the actors gave their lines. The actors all were reading off of a binder and had stands in front of them. I feel as if this restricted them from more movement and also more expressions with their face and bodies. Most dramas or plays require the actors to memorize their lines and perfect every movement they make. This play was very free flowing and the actors had many options to do what they feel like, they can read off the binders, they can memorize the lines or whatever they please. It felt to me as if they had the options to perform the way they would like to with some guidance from the directors. This play is resistant to white supremacy as well because of the fact that every actor and director and everyone involved in the play was African American. This felt as if this was a story specifically for African Americans and if they had casted a white actor it would not have had the same effect as the play did.

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