The Crowning: Queens of Sheba Disco Party

The Crowning: Queens of Sheba Disco Party

In partnership with Under the Radar
Saturday, February 3, 2024 • 9PM

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In 2015, the popular London nightspot DSTRKT turned away would-be dancers at the door for being "too fat" or "too dark." That incident, and the ensuing protests at the club, inspired playwright Jessica L. Hagan's funny and incisive choreopoem Queens of Sheba, being presented in February at The Clarice as part of UNDER THE RADAR festival. In solidarity with that work's message of inclusion, you are cordially invited to stay up late and join the Queens cast on the dance floor in the Grand Pavilion to revel in movement and celebrate yourself at The Crowning: Queens of Sheba Disco Party. An all-star selection of locally based DJs will spin an eclectic and Afrocentric mix of soul, house, pop, and Afrobeat tunes, harnessing the unifying power of music and the unstoppable force of sisterhood to carve out a safe and welcoming space for Black women, femmes and those who love them.


Presented in partnership with UNDER THE RADAR Festival
Mark Russell, Festival Director & ArKtype, Festival Producer

The Clarice is thrilled to present these performances of Queens of Sheba in partnership with New York's celebrated UNDER THE RADAR festival. After the renewed theater and performance festival runs at venues throughout Manhattan in January 2024, RADAR will extend its reach beyond New York City with its On the Road program–with The Clarice as one of its stops.


The performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.