The American Slavery Project – The Reverberation Plays: “Second Sight” Premiere & Talkback
June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join The American Slavery Project for the premiere of The Reverberation Plays, a five-part audio drama series with soundscapes and minimal visuals that dramatize how Black History isn’t an event, it’s a legacy. Each premiere is accompanied by a scholar-led conversation illuminating the themes of each play. All events will be streamed with a live talkback following the show. Phylicia Rashad also returns to direct our last premiere, “Second Sight”!
FEBRUARY 5: “Throw Pitchfork” by Alexander Thomas
MARCH 5: “You Can Take Out a Parent Plus Loan” by Camille Thomas
APRIL 9: “The Haunted Files and H.S. Monologue Mission” by Judy Tate, Michael Slade and H.S. Students
MAY 14: “Disunion” by Judy Tate
JUNE 18: “Second Sight” by Judy Tate
The Reverberation Series is made possible by grants from The Black Seed as well as Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and Creative Communities, made possible by NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and distributed by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. #Reverberations
June 18: “Second Sight” by Judy Tate
A brother and sister in rural Illinois reconnect after many years. With help from the Tarot and possibly extrasensory skills, they piece together a mystery from their past. The play asks is mental health care only for the wealthy and connected?
Cast: Messeret Stroman Wheeler, Ryan Hope Travis, and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
Conversation: Mental Health in the Rural Black Community