A World Premiere

 August 18, 19, 25, 26, and 27, 2023

 Created and Danced by Javon “Ja’Moon” Jones

 Scenic Design by Charles Ford

Theatrical Consulting by Zachary Chiero

Photography by Dallas Padoven


Immersing audiences in a world brimming with mystery, fantasy, and reclamation, A Slow Crawl Towards Heaven delves into the vibrant tapestry of Black diasporic ancestral traditions, sharing forgotten stories through dance, text, and sound.

What Audience Members Said About Our Production of A SLOW CRAWL TOWARDS HEAVEN:

“Thank you for bringing this to Durango. We are lucky to have Merely Players challenging us with new material.”

“I felt welcomed in this space and on this journey with JaMoon. Even though I felt a little uncomfortable, it was a good and necessary uncomfortable.”

“The spiritual element of the dancing inspired me.”

“I could feel my own ancestors here.”

“He is a talented and warm performer. I both did not understand and understood completely.”


Our Preview in The Durango Herald:

We are grateful to the City of Durango Lodger’s Tax Arts and Culture Fund for their support of this project.

Merely Players

49 Wedgewood Circle

Durango, CO  81301

email: merelydirectors@merelyplayers.org