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February 8, 2023
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Jeremy McQueen, in collaboration with San Diego Theatres presents The Black Iris Project. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Broadway veteran & San Diego native Jeremy McQueen brings his Emmy® award-winning New York City–based ballet collaborative to San Diego for the west coast premiere of two original ballets: WILD and A Mother’s Rite.

WILD – Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, WILD follows a boy’s journey celebrating his 14th birthday while detained at a juvenile detention facility, and explores the effects of isolation and imprisonment on childhood development. Frequently harnessing the power of his imagination, young Stefon transports himself to an alternate universe where he is not treated like a wild animal.

A MOTHER’S RITE – This forty-minute solo set to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring explores one mother’s journey through stages of grief after being thrust into the spotlight by way of her son’s murder. A Mother’s Rite is Inspired by countless Black mothers who have lost their children to police brutality and racially targeted violence.

Audience members are encouraged to wear all Black attire in honor of Black lives and Black History Month. 

Content Advisory: This performance contains strobe lights, haze, profanity, and scenes depicting physical and sexual violence. Recommended for ages 13+

The Black Iris Project
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
7:30-10 PM — Doors open at 6:30 PM
Tickets range from $26-40.

Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101