a folk/rap sci-fi adventure musical
set during the American Civil War
Book & Bars by Zeniba Now
Music & Lyrics by Jay Adana
It's 1864. And Polly Danfield, a brilliant Black mapmaker, has never left her white father's house. She's free inside of her library but soon the mystical call of the outside world becomes too much. She must choose: the life she's known or love and revolution.
Feb 2020 - Winner of the 2020 Richard Rodgers Award
Feb 2019- The Public Theater, Public Studio Developmental Production,
Directed by Awoye Timpo.
2018/2019 - Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellows Program Musical Theater
June 2019- SPACE on Ryder Farm Residency.
Sept 2018- American Theater Wing Concert at Adelphi University.
March 2018 - Performance at Jonathan Larson Grant Awards
Oct 2017- Excerpt Commision, The Public Theater 50th Anniversary of HAIR Gala, Directed by Laurie Woolery.
June 2017 - Residency through #BARS at The Public w/ Jeanie O’Hare.
WInner! Of the 2020 Richard Rodgers Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Photo by Jason Roman