The Hendrix Project

Conceived and Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith
Developed in cooperation with Experience Hendrix, LLC
In association with Octopus Theatricals

Featuring Samantha Barrow, Morgan Camper, Hannah Cruz, Jasmine Gatewood, Heaven Gonzalez, Ariyan Kassam, Liam O’Donnell, Dante Rossi, Henita Telo, Max Udell, Ieva Vizgirdaite, and Christopher Wentworth.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1969. 12 disciples have come to NYC’s Fillmore East to listen to the Gospel According to Jimi Hendrix.

World Premiere, January 11-14, 2018 at BRIC as part of the Under the Radar Festival, NYC

West Coast Premiere, February 1-3, 2018 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, CA

On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s electronic blues trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendarily funky concert at New York City’s Fillmore East Auditorium. 12 disciples have gathered in the upper balcony to bear witness, as heat is brought to a nation caught in mid-winter chill. As “bullets fly like rain”, at home and abroad, our ensemble as audience movingly reimagines an iconic moment in rock and roll history. The grit and psychedelia of the time are brought to vivid life as we are transported inside the concert experience watching the crowd’s orgiastic trance unfold through minutely choreographed movement. The power of Hendrix’s music is at the forefront as an audience unwittingly witnesses rock ‘n’ roll history. It’s the end of the Sixties. And Jimi Hendrix’s final New Year’s Eve.

Photos: Nicolas Savignano

The Team

Scenic Designer, Levi Lack
Costume Designer, Maggie Clapis
Lighting Designer, Cameron Pieratt
Sound & Video Designer, Marc Anthony Thompson
Production Stage Manager, Sherrie Lofton
Assistant Stage Manager, Evan Shen
Supervising Production Manager, Paul DiPietro
Production Manager, Kimberly Yeoman
Technical Director, William Dang