Raising David Walker

Citation:

Raising David Walker. 2010.

Abstract:

Drama
90 minutes
2F, 3M

It is 1979, and Boston is in racial turmoil over school de-segregation. Serena Fox, an African-American college student, becomes captivated by the ideas and passion of black abolitionist David Walker, and she launches a campaign to memorialize him and learn the truth about his death. The campaign – and the backlash it provokes – puts Serena on an emotionally wrenching path to self-discovery.   

Production History

  • Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA, Production, 2013
  • NJ Performing Arts Center/Newark  Museum, Newark, NJ, Staged Reading, 2013
  • Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group, New York, NY, Staged Reading, 2012
  • The Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA, Staged Reading, 2012
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Baltimore, MD, Staged Reading, 2012
  • Semi-Finalist, Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland, OR, 2010 
  • Semi-Finalist, Next Generation Playwriting Contest, Reverie Productions, New York, NY

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