The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Performance by Leslie McCurdyThere are many plays about Harriet Tubman (the famous African-American abolitionist slave who escaped and led missions to rescue 70 enslaved family and friends) but none share her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman as written and performed by Leslie McCurdy. The artist invokes the “spirit” of Harriet Tubman as she portrays her life in the 1850s, recreating stories about the Underground Railroad, some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman’s own. Through it all, we learn of the faith and conviction which drove the heroine to follow her dreams (literally); the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future. Watch this great clip!
Things My Fore-Sisters Saw
Performance by Leslie McCurdyWritten and performed by Leslie McCurdy, this performance introduces audiences to four women of African descent who affected significant social changes in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, Rose Fortune, Mary-Ann Shadd and Viola Desmond. Watch this clip!
Harriet is My Hero & The Spirit of Harriet Tubman