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  • August Wilson Center 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 United States (map)

Written and Performed by Lacresha Berry

In partnership with the August Wilson Center, Hi-ARTS presents TUBMAN. This one woman show presents the story of Harriet Tubman re-imagined as a young woman growing up in Harlem through a theatrical lens. Harriet Tubman is a heroine and American legend in her own right. This session will take the story of Harriet in the 19th century and places her in the 21st century; laced with the problems facing African-American youth all over the country. And especially focusing on the mistreatment of black girls in schools. What would happen if a young woman like Harriet became a leader in this new world? Would her struggle be the same? Would she know her power? This play examines the centuries old fight with race, gender, and equality through a theatrical lens centered around the most influential female leaders in American history.

TUBMAN was supported by our CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Series.


Earlier Event: February 11
Forging Ahead
Later Event: February 21