Living History Series

Below we provide a brief description of our touring productions in the Living History Series. Although we list specific age groups, all of our works have and can be performed for audiences of all ages.

 

Struggle for Freedom

This theatre piece relives the life and times of nine historical civil rights figures, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall and others. Through stirring monologues, scenes, and vignettes, all of these characters are brought to life by three actors. This production contains gospel music and other songs made popular by the era.

Curriculum Links:

Social Studies, Theatre, English, Civics, U.S. History, African American Studies, Communications

40 minute performance, grades 6-adult; post show workshop available

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Give Us Free

Written by Dexter J. Singleton, music by Jenny Nelson

This play features original music, song, stylized movement, spoken word and three actors playing more than two dozen roles. About the story of La Amistad, its deck revolt and Connecticut trials of the Africans onboard, this new production is a fresh retelling of a piece of America’s history.

Curriculum Links:

U.S. History, Cultural Diversity, Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre

45 minute performance, grades 4-adult