Syracuse Stage Presents The Harriet Tubman Troupe’s performance of A Gatherin’ Place (Stream for Free Oct. 15-25)

In Addition to A Gathering Place, Syracuse Stage, in partnership with Berkeley Rep and theatres across the country, presents the audio drama It Can’t Happen Here.

A Gatherin’ Place– A group of Black women, residents of the same Brooklyn building, finds strength and courage as they discover the power inherent in telling their own stories in their own voices. When a beloved and iconic writer passes away, the women learn an extraordinary secret of her life–she had lived discreetly among them as a wise and compassionate neighbor. Based on the personal narratives of Central New York women, A Gatherin’ Place explores the human truth often concealed beneath the surface of day to day life.

A Gatherin’ Place

Stream for Free Oct. 15-25

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Written by Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Performed by The Harriet Tubman Troupe – a community theatre troupe associated with Auburn Public Theater
Based on the poem “It’s Hard to tell a Black Woman’s Story” by Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Produced and directed by Dr. Juhanna Rogers
Filmed and edited by Black Cub Productions
Presented by Syracuse Stage as a Syracuse Story – performances and events by and for the Central New York community.
Originally developed and produced at Auburn Public Theater

A Gathering Place is made possible by

It Can’t Happen Here

Audio Drama Available Oct. 13 -Nov. 8
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Syracuse Stage, in partnership with Berkeley Rep and theatres across the country, presents the audio drama It Can’t Happen Here.

The production debuts on Tuesday, October 13 at 8 PM via YouTube. A live interactive session with the creative team follows the broadcast.

Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis’ darkly satirical It Can’t Happen Here follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness. Starring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn.

Join us for these Exciting Extras

A Gatherin’ Place: Virtual Talkback

Don’t miss a special “Meet the Cast” virtual talkback.
Join the cast on Sunday, October 18 at 5 PM live via Zoom and learn more about A Gatherin’ Place. This is an open community forum for people to meet the artistic team, ask questions, share experiences, and interest those who haven’t seen it. Though the event is free, you must register beforehand.

Join the talkback.

It Can’t Happen Here: React & Connect 

Join Roundabout Theatre Company for a Special National Community Converations Event.

Interact with theatre fans across America as Roundabout Theatre Company hosts two National Community Conversations on Sunday, October 25 at 2 PM and 5 PM to discuss the play and your response. Pre-registration is required.



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