I Am This Place

OCT 16 – 24

OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE

Sat & Sun
11:30AM & 1:30PM

Admission to this performance is included in museum entry.

The original play I Am This Place envisions a legacy and history of resistance, survival, loss, and remembrance which may have influenced Crispus Attucks, the African and Indigenous man who was the first to fall during the Boston Massacre.

Two actors, Maria Hendricks and Dominic Carter, take on nine characters in this compelling drama which spans over 100 years, weaving together historical fact with artistic insight. Playwright Miranda ADEkoje imagines what the lives of Crispus Attucks’s parents and ancestors might have been like as Black and Indigenous people living in a time of war and slavery in New England.

Produced in partnership with Plays in Place.

The performance runs approximately 25 minutes.


Performers

 

DOMINIC CARTER (Crispus Attucks, John Attuck, Madonudenu, William Cooper Nell, Voice 2) is a local actor in the Boston area graduated from The Atlantic Acting Conservatory School in NewYork. 2021 AACT National Theater Best Actor & National winner for his role in Katori Hall’s The MountainTop. He has been in Twelfth Night (Lyric Stage Company), Jesus Hopped The A Train (Hovey Players) for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the DASH Awards; RACE (Hovey Players), All My Sons (Praxis Stage) which he was also was nominated for Best Ensemble at the Elliot Norton Awards; Romeo & Juliet (The Underling Theater Company) as Tybalt and Paris; Julius Caesar (Praxis Stage) as Artemidorus; The Greater Good (Company One) as Michael; August Wilson’s Fences at (The Umbrella Stage Company) in which he played Gabriel Maxson; and  Caliban  in Shakespeare’s The Tempest just to name a few.
MARIA HENDRICKS (Sokanon, Alsoomse, Herald, Voice 1) originated the role of Sipu in New Repertory Theatre's Indigenous Moving Play - Listen to Sipu!, honoring her Mashpee Wampanoag Family. Upcoming Productions include the musical Passing Strange with Moonbox Productions 12/11/21-1/1/2022. Past favorites include Off-Broadway: Six Nights in the Black Belt (Ruby Sales) with Negro Ensemble Co.; 6 Nights (Church Soloist) with Theatre at St. Clements. Regional: Elegant Storm, at Umbrella Stage Company; Clybourne Park and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Caroline, or Change with Moonbox Prod.; Between Riverside and Crazy with Virginia Repertory Theatre; Sister Act with Actorsingers; The Clean House at Threshold Stage Company; and originating the title role of La Llorona with Fresh Ink Theatre at Boston Playwrights Theatre.

Production Team

 

MIRANDA ADEkoje (Playwright) is a writer for stage and screen, producer and actress. She attended Brown University where she graduated with a B.A. in literature and cultures in English, after which she trained in London at the Rose Bruford college for Drama and received a Master's degree with Distinction in Theatre Practices. Her plays include The Come Up (BTM 2021), In any Face (Lyric Stage Walking Plays), Keyp-ing (New Rep Showstopper Series), Virtual Attendance (Huntington Theatre Dream Boston Audio play series), Shelter of Last Resort (Front Porch Arts Collective Summer reading series, The Huntington Theatre Breaking Ground Reading Series, Company One XX PlayLab), 36 Days (Apollinaire Theatre New Play Night reading, Bob Jolly Fellowship Reading Series, Emerson College Student Workshop), The Strongest Shape (Paines Plough Future Perfect Finalist), Reply Please, Requests, and Sugar Moth. Mrs. ADEkoje's screen work includes Little Eyes (48-hour film festival semi-finalist), The Last Shot, Red Monster, and she was a member of the writing team for the web series ByChance, and The Halls seasons 1 and 2.
PASCALE FLORESTAL (Director) is a Director, Educator, Dramaturg, Writer and Collaborator based in Boston, MA. Upcoming Directing Credits: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing with Emerson Stage, Everybody with Boston Conservatory, The Colored Museum with The Umbrella and Once On This Island with SpeakEasy Stage. Pascale was recently named one of the ARTery 25 Artists of Color Transforming the Cultural Landscape in Boston. She also serves as the Education Director and Associate Producer for The Front Porch Arts Collective and is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory.
ROSS GRAY (Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of Suffolk University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. A native of Tennessee, Ross has lived in Boston for the past four years, and is thrilled to now be working with Players in Plays. Ross’s other credits include Fresh Ink Theatre (The Last Catastrophist) and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (The Tempest). Ross is honored to be a part of such a historic and timely play that gives new life to a story that has often been ignored. He gives many thanks to his friends and family for all of their support and love, especially Danny.
BRITTANY MEEHAN (Costume Designer) is a Boston based Costume Designer and Wardrobe Supervisor. She graduated from Boston University in 2018 with a BFA in Costume Design. She is currently pursuing a certification in Special Effects Makeup. Previous design credits include: The Addams Family (Greater Boston Stage Company), We Are Proud to Present (Brandeis University), The Little Prince (NEMPAC Opera), Once on This Island (Wheelock Family Theatre). She is currently the Wardrobe Supervisor at Central Square Theater.
JAZZMIN BONNER (Producer) is a Boston native who has been working throughout the country as a Company Manager and Arts Administrator for the last 8 years. She has worked at The Public Theatre in Lewiston, Maine, Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland Ohio, Huntington Theatre Company, Fresh Ink Theatre Company, StageSource, and now with Plays in Place as a Co-Producer. She is a proud board member of Dunamis & Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
PATRICK GABRIDGE (Producer) is a playwright, novelist, and screenwriter whose work has been read and produced around the world. With his company Plays in Place he creates new site-specific plays in partnership with museums and historic sites, including Mount Auburn Cemetery, Boston’s Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and Roosevelt-Campobello International Park.


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