"[T]he most interesting part of the creative exercise is not the activity inside Turner's cell, but the breadth of its implications about our relationship with history as a whole — whether 200 years past or flooding your Twitter feeds as we speak." - TheaterMania, Read More
"But while offering a corrective to earlier interpretations of Turner’s narrative, Davis doesn’t attempt to saddle it with an equally overbearing one; he resists any singular reading, let alone an overtly political one. He prefers to let the tale remain as mysterious and open-ended as possible, and thus, in its way, more terrifying." - New York Magazine, Read More
"The sparse, persuasive two-hander examines America's racial history, but feels disturbingly close to the present day." - The Villaige Voice, Read More
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
From the Desk of Licensing: February Edition
February 20, 2019
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A small, dark holding room in Jerusalem, Southampton County, VA.
The evening of Nov. 10th to the morning of Nov. 11th, 1831.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
THOMAS R. GRAY - (M, White, 30s): A lawyer, rhetorician and now the author of Nat’s confession.
GUARD - (M White, 30s): A jailor. Played by the actor playing Thomas Gray.
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- All Male
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Nat Turner in Jerusalem premiered at the New york Theatre Workshop in New York City in September 2016 under the direction of Megan Sandberg-Zakian.