Truth and Hamer Film Screening + Live Q&A
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Sunday March 14, 2021
Screened on Philly CAM June & July, 2021
Join us as two modern day scholar-actors break the fourth wall to bring you reflections from two Black women in American history. Using historical source materials and their own words, these two women, as Sojourner Truth and Fannie Lou Hamer, meditate on their lives, children, womanhood and Americanness. Somber, resonant, and viscerally educational, this short film will move and inspire you with stories of the spirit unbroken. Afterwards, we’ll hear from the actors and creators LIVE as they share their motivations for this beautiful work.
Featuring Dr. Daisy Century as Sojourner Truth and Terri Lyons as Fannie Lou Hamer
History Theatre Time Travel Experience
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
In this one-night double-feature experience, we suspend disbelief and delve into time-travel to meet Frederick Douglass and Jo Ann Robinson, two figures from different eras in our nation’s history, both fighting for civil rights. What would you ask them if you encountered them yourself? We interview each of them from the modern-day perspective of a layperson to learn about the singular challenges of their times, their fears, sacrifices, and ultimately what drives them to their shared mission.
Featuring Terri Lyons, Janet Wasser, Eric Carter & Stephanie Lavorgna
Streaming April 8-11, 2021
Written by Barry M. Putt, Jr.
Directed by Steve Gaissert
Journey back to pre-Civil War era Oberlin, Ohio, where a mixed-race -- Black and Chippewa -- orphan is sent by her family to prep-school for a chance at a better life. As she struggles to adapt to a new culture and language, Edmonia Lewis discovers her talent in art. Oppressive forces, however, soon put up blockades that threaten to stand in the way of her hopes of becoming a world-class sculptor.
(click the Edmonia graphic for more info)
Featuring Taloria Merricks, Chelsea Cylinder, Michelle Pauls* and Anthony Goss
(*member of Actor's Equity Association)