Shades of Truth Theatre and Voza Rivers Heritage Theatre Group presents Harriet Tubman Herself
New York, NY
HARRIET TUMAN HERSELF, A one hour, one woman show, about the legendary leader of The Underground Railroad. Christine tells the story of Harriet's childhood, her family, her beliefs, her marriage, and what inspired her in a way that brings it alive to us in the present. This award winning original play has been touring throughout the East Coast for the last five years. Adapted by Morna Murphy Martell from the book "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman" by Sarah Bradford, a Sunday school teacher who interviewed Harriet in 1868.
Join Shades of Truth Theatre and Christine Dixon as we take a journey in the life of Harriet Tubman. A great interactive show for audiences of all ages.
Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church of New York
15 Mt Morris Park W
SHADES OF TRUTH THEATRE & VOZA RIVERS/ NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP
Shades of Truth Theatre, Audelco Award Winner 2009, has been a welcoming presence in the theater community for the past nine years because of its excellence in producing positive and affordable entertainment with high standards. Shades of Truth Theatre has the passion to explore and develop relevant, provocative, and innovative new plays written by and about people of color and the Black experience. At the core of Shades of Truth Theatre is our commitment to produce works that stimulate, agitate and activate. http://www.shadesoftruththeatre.com
New Heritage Theatre Group, the oldest Black nonprofit theater company in New York City, originated in 1964 under the name New Heritage Repertory Theatre by the late Roger Furman, a revered playwright, director, actor and lecturer, who began his career in the 1940s with the American Negro Theatre in Harlem. The mission was to preserve and institutionalize classic works of Black theatre.
In 1983, Voza Rivers, an award winning music and theatre producer took over the company, and reorganized under the name New Heritage Theatre Group (NHTG). Voza expanded the mission to provide training, experience and international explosure to veteran and emerging artists. New Heritage Theatre Group presentations reflect the historical, social and political experiences of African and Latino descendants in America and abroad.
In 1997, Jamal Joseph, an award winning writer, director, documentary film maker and educator, became the Executive Artistic Director. Katsuya (Kats) Abe, International Producer, joined New Heritage Theate Group in 1987 and co-produced numerous events in the United States and abroad, including: Jazz for Peace, International Piano Festival with People for Disabilities and many others.