Slavery - Theatrikos Theatre Company


In the 1930's, the Federal Writer’s Project of the Works Progress Administration, under the order of President Roosevelt, devoted itself to interviewing former slaves who were then in their eighties, nineties and even older. These are some of their first hand narratives, each vividly describing the painful but sometimes humorous lives of men and women who endured slavery. The stories, together with a selection of traditional African-American spirituals, arouse pathos and admiration for these brave souls. Slavery premiered at Santa Monica College in November 2001 under the direction of Jonathan Payne.