David Friscic, BroadwayWorld
Andre Hereford, MetroWeekly
Gregory Ford, D.C. Metro Theatre Arts
Jordan Wright, The Zebra Press
Gail Choochan, The Free Lance-Star
Brenda Siler, The Washington Informer
Conceived & Written by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Directed by Eric Ruffin
Hailed by D.C. Metro Theatre Arts as "electrifying. awakening. ...exquisitely bold and utterly holy", this touring production, workshopped at The Kennedy Center, illuminates the Civil Rights Movement for new audiences. (PHOTO: Quentin Cox)
Brenda C. Siler, The Washington Informer
David Siegel, D.C. Metro Theatre Arts
Conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Book by Candrice Jones
Music & Lyrics by Nolan Williams, Jr.
This new musical (in development) explores the stories of Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer & Victoria Jackson Gray, undersung champions of the Civil Rights Movement.
Nolan is grateful for the following developmental opportunities that have helped to shape his work: his Kennedy Center Social Practice Residency (2019 to present); AKA NYC's 500 Hours Initiative (2021); the 44th Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY (2020); the March On Washington Film Festival (2019); the Cleveland Play House New Ground Theatre Festival (2017, 2018); and the 53rd Grand Boulé (2015).