In Person "Unheard Voices"

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Program Description


This theatrical event commemorates the anniversary of the end of Slavery, celebrating Juneteenth. The performance is a collection of original monologues with music and drumming. It will run one hour and be followed by a talkback.

The American Slavery Project commissioned 17 writers to examine 419 graves of the anonymous men, women, and children slaves, indentured servants, and free people who lived during the colonial era and are buried in the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Their names and daily lives have been imagined from the contents of each grave. Unheard Voices, a monologue play with music, brings to life a moment in time that might have been and gives voice to those African descended individuals who lived, loved, laughed, and endured on the streets of 17th- and 18th-century New York.


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