Painted Bride: In This Place...

8 - 10 Mar 2012
00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Painted Bride Art Center

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

In This Place...
Written and directed by Ain Gordon
Featuring Michelle Hurst, video by Joan Brannon

1830: Samuel and Daphney Oldham are the first free African-Americans to build their own home in Lexington, KY. Five years later they’re gone. Now, three-time Obie Award-winning artist Ain Gordon imagines the full story behind these bare facts from Daphney’s perspective.

This is the first installment of the Painted Bride’s two-year project examining place, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative. This project matches the talents of two national award-winning independent artists: locally-based documentary filmmaker Nadine Patterson and stage writer-director Ain Gordon. Commissioned by the Bride, Gordon is charged with the mission of learning, inquiring, investigating, researching, unearthing, envisioning, writing, casting, rehearsing and finally premiering a unique, untold story on stage about our city’s social history in the spring of 2013.

*Special post-performance discussion on opening night, Thursday, March 8 with Ain Gordon and Nadine Patterson with moderator Germaine Ingram.

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Photo by Victor Jouvert.