Migrant Voices

Migrant Voices

(5w; Multi-ages: 8 to 80, Minimal Set to Suggest Different Locations)
RUNNING TIME
50 Minutes
STYLE
Drama, Realistic
CHARACTERS
LONG MEMORY: African American woman, elderly.
PRETENDING: White girl, eight.
PIECE OF PIPE: White woman, thirties.
DESPAIR: White woman, forties.
DREAMS: White woman, fifties.
SYNOPSIS
Dorothea Lange’s Depression era photographs are the inspiration for this series of inter-woven monologues of five women who experience reconciliation, love, strength, endurance, and longing in America’s heartland.
NOTES
Originally produced at the 1996 Washington Theatre Festival. Recipient of H.D. Lewis Award for New Play Development. Staged Reading at Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA. Subsequently produced at the Industrial Arts Theatre in Denver, Colorado; Love Creek Productions, New York, New York; and The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theatre Festival, New York, NY.

Reviews:

“Migrant Voices’ underscores courage of Depression women”The Denver Post, Click to read Review

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