Hold Up: Live One-Year Anniversary Show

Celebrate one year of Hold Up with a show performed for a live audience for the very first time.


Thursday July 15, 2021
7:30 PM
$20 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 PWYC online; $5 PWYC online

Created by Krystal Ramseur and Derek Hayes, Hold Up showcases Black performers dissecting literature in a way that wasn’t always comfortable in grade school. Full of laughter and energy, this panel show also delves into poignant academic assessments of the text while weaving in modern context and individual perspectives.

This week’s book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Novel by J. K. Rowling.

Cast: Samiyyah Ali, Namakau Renee Ombaba, Clyde Thompson, Tandra Turner, Sadé Young, and Simone Webster

Be a part of Hold Up’s first-ever live audience. The show will take the online version’s format and expand it to an in-person experience.

Pricing and Ticketing

Please pay at the level you are able. Full price tix are $20. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available at $10 and $5 online in advance. Online sales end 2 hours before curtain. Door tickets are $20. For all shows, unclaimed tickets may be resold at curtain time. Late arrivals will be seated at WIT’s discretion.


Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Please be prepared to show your vaccine card, legible photo of said card, or insurance information, along with a photo ID. Masks will NOT be required for audience members, but you are welcome to wear one if you prefer.


Accessibility information

  • The black box theater at Source is ground-floor and wheelchair accessible. WIT can set aside wheelchair space upon request, with no need for the patron to reserve a specific seat.
  • Assisted listening devices are available upon request.
  • In order to provide a welcoming and supported experience, we encourage patrons who seek additional accessibility information or are in need of an assisted listening device to please contact us at wit@witdc.org or 202-204-7770.

Photo by Mikail Faalasli.