Do Lord Remember Me (2020)

Do Lord Remember Me, is a a dramatization of the WPA’s 1930′s era collection of former slave interviews. Actors lead the audience through the tears and laughter of true stories to find a way forward through the struggles of the past.

From 1936 to 1938 the New Deal’s Federal Writers’ Project transcribed 2,300 oral histories in 17 states, assembling a massive bank of memories called Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States. James de Jongh’s Do Lord Remember Me is derived from these first-person accounts by ex-slaves, recalled when they were in their 80s and 90s. The two-act play dramatizes about 20 of these interviews recorded by the FWP.

First produced at NFT during the 1996-97 season.

Presented as part of the 2020-21 Season

NFT Online production opened October 2, 2020

Artist Credits

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Playwright James de Jongh
Director Reggie Life
Stage Manager B’jai Pierce-Astwood
Actor Ebony Jo Ann
Actor Barbara Montgomery
Actor Roscoe Orman
Actor Kim Sullivan
Actor Glynn Turman

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