I’m halfway through my run of Becoming Harriet Tubman at Piccolo Spoleto festival. The theater, Threshold Repertory Theater on Society Street, is a little black box theater that seats about 100. It’s a teeny place with a great feel. Despite it’s size, they put on a lot of big productions there, they’re planning a Midsummer’s Night Dream in July with a caste of 20! The crew has been great and I’ve enjoyed every moment of the production.  Two more shows to go! Then on, I hope, to more opportunities to share Harriet Tubman with more audiences. And other work as well.

9 thoughts on “Becoming Harriet Tubman

  1. The theater being small and intimate only added to the power of your performance. Bravo on an inspiring and entertaining piece! Harriet has always been one of my heroes, but after seeing your show, I now know her even better!

    1. Thank you Susan. It WAS an intimate little theater wasnt it! And the people who ran it were a pleasure to work with. They are actually goimg to do A Midsummer’s Night Dream there in July with a cast of 20! That will be something to see!

  2. Dear Natalie;
    We met at the Beaufort Storytelling Festival. I am a storyteller from Canada and enjoyed your workshop and telling very much.
    So happy to hear of your success with the Harriet Tubman show. I have mentioned your new show to a person near Natchez hoping that they might be interested in booking you because when we visited the previous year there was interest in Harriet Tubman’s story.
    Best of luck with all you do.
    Anne Busby
    Baden Guild
    The Story Barn

    1. Hi Anne,
      How nice to hear from you! Thank you for your recommendation. Maybe I’ll get up to “Canada East” as Harriet called it, someday soon!

  3. Good afternoon, Natalie!

    I attended your presentation of Becoming Harriet Tubman in SC last weekend, and am still gushing about it to friends. Thank you so much for the great work you’ve done!

    I managed to brilliantly grab the bulletin that did -not- have your email on it, so sorry if this isn’t the best medium by which to contact you. I’m the long-haired gent that was asking, where would one find all the primary source material on this heroine of heroines? Thank you so much, again, for all your brilliant work and for the encouragement!

    1. Hi David. This method of getting in touch works! I”m glad you enjoyed the show. I feel like Harriet and I are friends and sometimes I don’t know which of us is on stage. I did a lot of research but my primary sources were “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom” by
      Clinton, Catherine and “Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History” by Sernett, Milton C. I’ve read a lot of other stuff, but Clinton is my favorite.

      Stay in touch!

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