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Michael Chekhov Theater Festival and Ridgefield Library Present Unheard Voices by the American Slavery Project on Sept. 12

We are excited to announce that this fall the Michael Chekhov Theater Festival and our Co-Sponsor The Ridgefield Library will bring an incredibly riveting theater piece “Unheard Voices” by Judy Tate from ASP to Ridgefield on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
 
The piece will be performed at The Ridgefield Library in the lower level Lecture Hall at 4:00pm.
 
The Ridgefield Historical Society has also agreed to collaborate with our festival to help spread the word.
 
“Unheard Voices” is not to be missed. Call today and reserve your seats for this free performance: 203-438-2282.
 
Although this performance is free, arriving early and reserving tickets online in advance is strongly recommended.
 The American Slavery Project commissioned 17 writers to examine 419 graves of the anonymous men, women, and children slaves, indentured servants, and free people who lived during the colonial era and are buried in the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Their names and daily lives have been imagined from the contents of each grave. Unheard Voices, a monologue play with music, brings to life a moment in time that might have been and gives voice to those African descended individuals who lived, loved, laughed, and endured on the streets of 17th- and 18th-century New York.
 
The American Slavery Project is a theatrical response to increasing revisionism in our nation's discourse about slavery, the Civil War, and Jim Crow. ASP supports African-American playwrights who write about the era, creates conversation in the community, and provides educational workshops for students and adults. Unheard Voices is American Slavery Project’s first original piece, a collectively written theatrical performance created for the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan.

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