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The Vicksburg Project: World Premiere

PRESENTED BY HARLEM STAGE

PRODUCED BY MABOU MINES & PIECE BY PIECE PRODUCTIONS

January 12, 7:30PM
January 13, 7:30PM
January 14, 2PM
January 14, 7:30PM

Live/Reserved Seating
Priority Seating: $35
General Seating: $25

The Vicksburg Project, presented by Harlem Stage, produced by Mabou Mines and piece by piece productions, and created by Eve Beglarian, Mallory Catlett, and Karen Kandel, traces the experiences of women and gender-expansive people in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a small city pivotal to the painful history of our country. How can we speak honestly about what happened in this place that haunts us still?

The texts of The Vicksburg Project are constructed from historical diary entries, letters home, newspaper accounts, live interviews, and original writing by Karen Kandel as well as poetry by June Jordan, Thylias Moss, and Lucille Clifton. These materials are spun into intimate songs and confessions inspired by everything from parlor music of the 1860s to traditional blues of the 1920s to freedom songs of the 1960s, and from Wagnerian lushness to solo uke strumming to a capella chant.

The Vicksburg Project resurrects deeply researched stories from the Civil War, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement, and integrates the creators’ own experiences as women — black and white, straight and gay, the descendants of enslavers and the enslaved. The Vicksburg Project acknowledges the humanity in every person’s story. Join us at Harlem Stage for this stirring world premiere run.

The Vicksburg Project is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with support from: New Music USA, The Made in NY Women’s Film, TV & Theatre Fund by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Café Royal Cultural Foundation, Axe-Houghton Foundation, and the JKW Foundation.

Support for Mabou Mines is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Materials for the Arts, the Axe-Houghton Foundation, Distracted Globe Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, JKW Foundation, Emma A. Shaefer Charitable Trust, Shubert Foundation, Tides Foundation, and the W Trust.