Edmonia | Theatre Philadelphia


"Edmonia" A play by Barry M. Putt, Jr. - A staged play reading

Journey back to pre-Civil War era Oberlin, Ohio, where a mixed-race -- Black and Chippewa -- orphan is sent by her family to prep-school for a chance at a better life. As she struggles to adapt to a new culture and language, Edmonia Lewis discovers her talent in art. Oppressive forces, however, soon put up blockades that threaten to stand in the way of her hopes of becoming a world-class sculptor.

Directed by Steve Gaissert

Featuring Taloria Merricks as Edmonia Lewis; Chelsea Cylinder as Karen; Michelle Pauls as Mrs. Dascomb/Miss Kastle/Prosecutor; and Anthony Goss as Clifford

Stage Manager - Jessica Fisgaer; Dramaturge - Megan Schumacher; Technical Specialist - John Kolbinski


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Apr 8 - Apr 11, 2021
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