Ni’Ja Whitson

Ni’Ja Whitson


Ni’Ja Whitson is a “Bessie” Award winning, gender nonconforming/astral transmogrifying interdisciplinary artist and writer. Through a critical intersection of gender, sexuality, race, and spirit, they engage a nexus of transdisciplinary and African diasporic performance practices in sacred and conceptual performance. Whitson created a live adaption of Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied centralizing the collaborative work of Hemphill and Riggs, premiering at American Realness to sold out audiences.

Photo Credit: Maggie Shannon

Events with Ni’Ja Whitson

Essex Hemphill: Remembering and Reimagining

09 May 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217