Monday, October 07, 2013

Schooled on an Off-Broadway stage

I'm looking forward to sharing my play A Clear Leading (www.RichDrama.com/AClearLeading) tomorrow night at City College: www.RichDrama.com/Schedule. I've been performing the play for 19 years, and the first time I heard about modern slavery was after one of my Off-Broadway performances. In the play I perform about a dozen different characters, including John Woolman, who spoke against slavery 100 years before the Civil War. I stayed in character after the play and answered questions. One night a woman asked, "John Woolman, what do you think of modern slavery." I was floored! I said, "Why don't you tell me." I got my first lesson in the reality of human trafficking while standing on an Off-Broadway stage.

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