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Youth Quake

I got to perform my play about Quaker abolitionist John Woolman at Youth Quake at Lake Junaluska, NC, early in 1998. I'm posting it in the year it happened with reflections 20 years later. It was at that performance that Dale Savidge decided he'd represent me, so it's cool to realize he's been representing me for two decades!

The performance was mentioned in the Friends Journal...

Rich Swingle's one-person play, A Clear Leading (later titled I Dreamed I Was Free), on the life of John Woolman, was inspirational; we saw the struggles, the mistakes, and the slow but deep clarity that formed Woolman's famous leading. 
--Claudia Wair
Friends Journal
April 1998



I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.