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.
|Playwright||James de Jongh|
|Stage Manager||B’jai Pierce-Astwood|
|Actor||Ebony Jo Ann|
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