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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents White Girl in Danger by Michael R. Jackson, featuring performance highlights and moderated discussion about the forthcoming premiere of White Girl in Danger. Tickets available now at

White Girl in Danger by Michael R. Jackson

Sunday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Tickets $35-$45, Choose What You Pay

Ahead of its world premiere, go behind the scenes of this epic and viciously funny new musical by Michael R. Jackson, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning creator of A Strange Loop. In White Girl in Danger—a fever dream mashup of classic daytime and primetime soap operas, Lifetime movies, and red-hot melodrama—the citizens of the soap opera town Allwhite face high-stakes drama and intrigue all the days of their lives. Meanwhile Keesha Gibbs and the other Blackgrounds have been relegated to backburner stories of slavery and police violence for all of theirs. But Keesha is determined to step out of the Blackground and into the center of Allwhite’s juiciest stories. Can Keesha handle the Allwhite attention—especially from the Allwhite Killer on the loose? What role do the other Blackgrounds play in Keesha’s Allwhite schemes? And just whose story is this anyway? Members of the creative team discuss the show and their creative process. Cast members perform highlights before previews begin March 15 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater

White Girl in Danger was originally developed by Vineyard Theatre and will be co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater this spring.


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An independent process-focused non-profit performing arts organization, Works & Process champions creative process from studio-to-stage and illuminates the artistic process of creators from the world’s largest organizations and simultaneously champions artists representing historically underrecognized performing arts cultures by providing rare longitudinal and fully funded creative residency, commissioning, and presenting support.

Works & Process provides audiences with unprecedented access to creative process with programs that blend artist discussions and performance highlights, with the goal of fostering greater understanding and appreciation and broadening representation.

This season Works & Process celebrates New York artists, street and social dance, and after four decades at the Guggenheim expands beyond the museum to also present at Lincoln Center and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Our ongoing LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency program knits together a constellation of 12 residency centers across New York state to support creative process.

But praise and gratitude also must go to Works & Process and Jacob’s Pillow. These organizations have not only been providing lifelines to artists during the pandemic, they have also been directing attention and resources to dance communities often neglected by the institutions of concert dance.” – The New York Times

An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process” – The New York Times

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