At Buffalo the musical

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A workshop production of a musical in progress

Book by Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin and Joshua Williams
Original Music and Archival Music Arrangement by Khalil Sullivan
Original Lyrics by Khalil Sullivan with Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin and Joshua Williams
Story Conceived by (alpha order) Jim Augustine, Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Khalil Sullivan, and Joshua Williams

 Directed by Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin

Race was on display at the 1901 Buffalo, N.Y. World’s Fair. In exhibits such as Darkest Africa, Old Plantation, and The American Negro Exhibit, showmen presented unique, often conflicting visions of blackness in America at the turn of the 20th century. The fair left behind a fragmented archive of descriptions, newspaper articles, photographs and film clips that sheds new light on a critical moment in the construction of race and American identity. At Buffalo, a new musical in development, brings this archive to life, making present an experience of the past when definitions of race were literally scripted, directed and rehearsed.

Show Date                     Time        
Friday December 6 7:30 PM Sold Out
Saturday December 7 7:30 PM Sold Out