Descripción general

Join us for a reading of Pushcart Players’ new play LIFT EVERY VOICE: A Letter to the Editor by TyLie Shider and directed by Paul Whelihan, part of NJPAC Stage Exchange.

About LIFT EVERY VOICE: A Letter to the Editor

Lift Every Voice… es una obra multimedia que explora la música, las imágenes y el espíritu de Estados Unidos a mediados de siglo a la vez que celebra el coraje y la resiliencia de los estadounidenses comunes y corrientes durante el Movimiento por los derechos civiles.

The story centers on Junebug, a 12-year-old African American boy in the 1960’s South, who learns of James Meredith’s attempt to enroll as the first African American at the University of Mississippi. When the editor of “The Oxford Eagle,” a local newspaper, expresses her negative opinions on integration, Junebug takes matters into his own hands and confronts these views, speaking out for equality and inclusion. Historical touchstones include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Little Rock Nine, the Greensboro Sit-ins, the Freedom Fighters, and the Civil Rights Movement. This play for young people resonates with the voice in each of us to fight against injustice.

About TyLie Shider

TyLie Shider es uno de los recibidores de la beca Jerome de 2020-21 del Playwrights' Center y dramaturgo residente de I am Soul en National Black Theatre. Sus obras incluyen Parable of the Backyard Roots (finalista en Bay Area Playwrights Festival de 2019), Bastard, Platform States of Mind y Talk. Su trabajo ha sido desarrollado por Liberation Theatre Company, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Harlem 9, Homebase Theatre Collective, 3:5 Creative[s], Yendor Arts, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Luna Stage, Joust Theatre co., New York New Works Theater Festival, y The Theater Project. Entre sus galardones se incluyen: Drama Desk de la Universidad Estatal de Delaware y el premio a la mejor obra y la favorita del público de la competencia One-Act de The Theater Project. Miembro de Dramatist Guild of America, dramaturgo residente de 2018 en Liberation Theatre Company, recibidor de la beca Jerome de 2019-20 del Playwrights' Center y el grupo The Civilians R&D Group de 2020-21. Tiene una licenciatura en Periodismo de la Universidad estatal de Delaware y una maestría en Dramaturgia de la Universidad de New York. 

About Pushcart Players

Founded in 1974, Pushcart Players brings substantive musical theater productions and innovative educational residencies to young people directly in their schools. Performances are curriculum oriented, focusing on literacy, history, values clarification, and music. Workshops and residencies focus on the craft of theater itself, promoting the benefits of learning through and about theater.

Pushcart Players has traveled over 2.5 million miles nationally and abroad to serve more than 8 million children and their families. From the little red schoolhouse to the nation’s White House, this dynamic company has received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. A cast of professional Actors’ Equity Association actors and stage managers present with complete scenery, lighting and sound systems, making every performance adaptable to any location.

About NJPAC Stage Exchange

Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at NJPAC Stage Exchange, a collaboration of two professional New Jersey theaters and a talented duo of Garden State playwrights. Following readings and Q&As at NJPAC related to each Stage Exchange work, a world premiere production will be staged by each dramatist’s partner theater.

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