Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. + 4:30 p.m.
McCarter Theatre Center
RSVP required — FREE but limited seating
Featuring works by
NATHAN ALAND DAVIS
JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY
McCarter Theatre Center presents a reading of new 10-minute plays, commissioned in conjunction with a significant and timely community endeavor: the national public rollout of The Princeton and Slavery Project.
The initiative examines how the history of Princeton University is entwined in the institution of slavery. Years of research, archives, and detailed findings will be made public in the fall of 2017, and McCarter is among a prestigious roster of non-profits that have been asked to play a lead role in this project, along with the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Commissioned writers have crafted individual 10-minute plays in response to the poignant research, testimonials and archives. They have had access to historical documents, letters, and artifacts and will meet with Princeton community members and leaders who have/had a personal connection to this history.
These events are FREE and open to the public. Limited seating is general admission. Tickets must be reserved online or by calling the McCarter Theatre box office at 609.258.2787.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
The Princeton and Slavery Plays are sponsored by Mathematica Policy Research, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and Princeton Histories Fund.