Dead White Zombies present, T.N.B. a site specific performance installation. June 1 to 22, 2013.
Spooky returns home after a botched robbery to find his house inhabited by ghosts both real and imagined. Laying in wait is Roosevelt Jones, Spooky’s “identical” twin and white brother who calls into question the performance of blackness and self-destruction. Also inhabiting the Spooky house is Charleene, the spirit of the African-American woman. Mama inhabits the kitchen and is supportive as she pushes Spooky to face his demons. Storm Crow, who has been wandering America for 500 years, moves Spooky to his transcendence. T.N.B. is inspired by indigenous healing rituals and works to exorcise the demons that haunt the African-American male. Audiences will be limited to 20, becoming part of the ritual, a “healing in the hood”. The house, a former west Dallas drug stash house, is a metaphoric environ, which we all inhabit.