BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT AIN'T ALWAYS PRETTY

Performance/epic poem, approx. 60 min

written and performed by Kareem M. Lucas, music composed and performed by Emily Gardner Xu Hall (voice, looper, guitar, viola, percussion).

Public Theater Under the Radar festival


cornerstone theater company

Play with music

play by Cusi Cram, music and lyrics by Emily Gardner Xu Hall

Queens College, commission for Cornerstone Theater Company's Institute in Flushing, Queens


music for chameleons

10-minute musical

lyrics by Aya Aziz, music by Emily Gardner Xu Hall; adapted from the short story by Truman Capote and based on real events


positive masculinities

collaborative song cycle with music & lyrics by Emily or music by Emily and lyrics by a non-male-identifying writer