Black Broadway for Black Mental Health

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Black Broadway and theatre professionals sing songs of hope and love on an album created for those of us who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. This album is a reminder that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Darkness RISING: Live!

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Music & Mental Health

Darkness RISING: Live

At Darkness RISING: Live, singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community sing inspirational cover songs. More than music, our nonprofit offers wellness workshops, guest speakers, mental health educators, a Music & Mental Health Video Series, resources, and cast testimonials. Mental health resource packets are also provided for audience members at our shows. This project is made possible by the Brooklyn Arts Fund from Brooklyn Arts Council, and Fractured Atlas.


Community Building

Darkness RISING is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, an inspirational cover album, visual album, and live concert created by Broadway and theatre professionals. Our organization aims to: 

  • Improve the health and wellness of the Black community 

  • Raise awareness about mental health in our community

  • Empower and engage our community via resources, events and services

  • Erase the negative stigma of mental illnesses. 


Music Heals

We believe music heals. Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depressiontrauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few).  Music acts as a medium for processing emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be utilized as a regulating or calming agent for anxiety. Despite feeling lost or broken, music can provide the opportunity for expression and for experiencing safety, peace and comfort. See below for our song list. 

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