Kalup Linzy’s “Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me” and Rashaad Newsome’s “Shade Compositions”



On February 12 and 13, 2009, a double bill program organized by Rashida Bumbray featured performances by Kalup Linzy and Rashaad Newsome. Linzy’s Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me included video projections as well as the artist performing various musical and monologues. Newsome’s Shade Compositions was a composition commissioned by The Kitchen and featured sound and video mixing, with a live chorus of over twenty Black women.


Image: Kalup Linzy, "Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me," 2009. Performance view. Photo ©2009 Paula Court.


Supplemental Information

Program [PDF]
New York Times Review [PDF]
Time Out New York Artist Interview: Rashaad Newsome [PDF]
Frieze Artist Profile: Kalup Linzy [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
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