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Francois & The Rebels, A Punk Rock Ritual

FRANCOIS & THE REBELS, A PUNK ROCK RITUAL

Shiva Theater
January 13 & January 18, 2024
FRANCOIS & THE REBELS 

A PUNK ROCK RITUAL

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jaime Cepero
Choreography by Angela Nicole Patmon
Direction by Troy Anthony 
Music Direction by Xander Browne 
Produced in part by Misfit Artisans Group and The Fire Ensemble.

FRANCOIS & THE REBELS, A Punk Rock Ritual, is a high-energy punk rock ritual performance, honoring the history of the 1791-1804 Haitian Revolution. Led by an all-black cast of incredible artists and musicians, this often-overlooked part of world history comes to life. With Immersive storytelling and musical community as our access, over a decade of colonial uprising is filtered through a modern lens: the styles and sounds of the Punk music scenefrom New Wave, Alt Punk, Emo Pop music scene. Discover how a colony divided by race, color, and class was the perfect stage to birth a rebel movement so powerful and leaders so diverse they would rock the foundation of the world as we knew it. Declaring independence from France and creating the first black-led republic in the western hemisphere: the kingdom of Haiti, eventually becoming the catalyst that would bring about the end of transatlantic slavery.  

Shiva Theater
January 13 & January 18, 2024

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ONLY SHOW AVAILABLE DATES

SAT 01/13 7:30 PM

THU 01/18 6:30 PM

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Jaime Cepero

Jaime Cepero (they/he) is an Afro-Latino, queer, non-binary actor, writer, and award-winning activist. As a composer, their musical Francois & The Rebels (a punk rock telling of the 1791 Haitian Revolution) was showcased in The Musicals Of Tomorrow for Broadway Podcast Network, the Joe’s Pub: In Concert series, the 4x15 Workshop series at MTFmusicals, and New York Theater Barn’s Choreography Lab at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Cepero was a 2021 Write It Out! playwriting cohort with National Queer Theater, and a two-time Gold Anthem Award recipient for their work in community organizing and political activism. TV/film performance credits include “Smash” (NBC), “Connecting…” (NBC), “Mess” (HereTV/Amazon), DaddyDating My MotherJess, I Am Michael, and The Game Plan. Theater performance credits include Porgy & Bess 75th Anniversary national tour; Night Of The Living Dead! The Musical!HAIR (Dallas Theater Center); Godspell (ACT Connecticut); Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL (Alliance Theater Company); You Will Neva Enter Our High Holy Land of Blackness (Long Wharf Theater); and Choir Boy (Geffen Playhouse). Twitter: @JaimeCepero. Insta: @Papimagic.

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Jaime Cepero
Book, Music, and Lyrics
Angela Nicole Patmon
Choreography
Troy Anthony 
Direction
Xander Browne 
Music Direction