Kill Move Paradise

by James Ijames
directed by Blanka Zizka

September 4–23, 2018

FROM JUNE 8-21, 2020, THE WILMA STREAMED KILL MOVE PARADISE AS A FUNDRAISER FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER PHILLY. LEARN MORE

James Ijames’ New York Times Critics Pick play Kill Move Paradise tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife. This play, inspired by the ever growing list of slain unarmed black men and women, depicts these men as symbols of life and hope. Gone but never forgotten, Kill Move Paradise illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy.

Interview with James Ijames

ONGOING STREAMING AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS

Are you a teacher, professor or school administrator interested in streaming Kill Move Paradise with your students? For more information about watching the show and available educational resources, please contact Education Associate Rachel Beecher at rbeecher@wilmatheater.org.

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