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In WE STILL HERE, JJJJJerome Ellis reads new writing and accompanies himself with new music. In the writing, he continues to explore intersections between blackness, disabled speech, divinity, and time. A show that will make you smile, weep and ask hard questions, this profound experience by Ars Nova is at your fingertips. JJJJJEROME ELLIS is a stuttering composer, performer and writer. His current practice explores blackness, music and disabled speech as forces of refusal and healing. His work has been heard at the Poetry Project, Sotheby’s, Soho Rep, WKCR and on This American Life. He’s a 2019 MacDowell Colony Fellow, a writer in residence at Lincoln Center Theater and a 2015 Fulbright Fellow. He collaborates with James Harrison Monaco as James & Jerome (or Jerome & James). Their recent work explores themes of border crossing and translation through music-driven narratives. They have received commissions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ars Nova.
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