As playwright, Rich has constructed events in the play which symbolize incidents and ideas from Woolman's life. The result is a compelling plot, focused on Woolman's turbulent youth. This makes the play particularly relevant to teens. The issues raised by the play are electrifying, challenging audience members of all ages not to settle for what our culture declares to be the norm, challenging them not to let the curse of racism fall upon the next generation.
|This outdoor performance was steps|
away from what used to be
John Woolman's orchard.
I Dreamed I Was Free has been accepted in the fall lineup for the Nordic Black Theatre in Oslo, Norway. Please consider supporting this endeavor: www.RichDrama.com/Scandinavia.
Wow. Wow. Most moving artistic display against slavery I have ever seen.
--Tim Craig Campus Staff - NYC Arts Ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
"A Clear Leading: A One-person play about John Woolman"
Quaker Life, January/February 1997
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