”a bold and bounding work… #negrophobia is a play that needs to be seen.” New York Theatre Review
”Mr. Kosoko transformed the concrete space into a tumultuous shrine to dead black men, including his brother, to whom the show is dedicated.” The New York Times
“prolific Nigerian-American poet, curator, choreographer and performance artist’s new show explores the erotic fear associated with the black male body.” Wall Street Journal
“A foray into the dramatic and vulnerable elements of identity” Interview
With #negrophobia, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko examines the erotic fear associated with the Black body inside the context of the contemporary American project. #negrophobia reveals contradictory feelings of desire and fear, and references issues related to grief, misogyny, trans identity, and Black patriarchal constructs of masculinity. Together with model, performance artist and dancer IMMA, and composer Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste, Kosoko presents a work that is both performance, lecture and ritual.