Plowshares Theatre presents a virtual concert of songs from Hastings Street, a new musical work-in-progress. Set in 1949 at the cusp of the order to tear down Black Bottom, the segregated Black community. With a book by local artists John Sloan III and a score written by Sloan and Kris Johnson, Hastings Street, explores Detroit at a moment when the city was rewriting the landscape and displacing thousands of African Americans in the name of progress.
Plowshares Theatre Company exists for everyone.
It provides a stage for those who never had one. It provides a platform for those who need one. It shines a spotlight on lessons learned by our ancestors. And it shines a light forward for the next generation to follow. It creates a safe space to start a dialogue and a place for the talent of Detroit to rise up and inspire.
1619: A Rememberance in word, music and dance.
Plowshares Theatre Company’s “1619: A Remembrance in Word, Music and Dance” observance marks the 400th anniversary of the African experience in the United States.
One of the highlights of our observance will be an unforgettable artistic presentation featuring musicians, actors, and dancers telling the story of African American contributions over the last four centuries. A local cast of talented and brilliant artists will come together to create an emotionally moving artistic presentation incorporating the pain and triumph of the African in America.
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