The American Slavery Project
History, Education, Drama
The American Slavery Project is a theatrical response to revisionism
in American discourse about enslavement and its aftermath.
Centers African-American playwrights who write about the eras.
Makes vital connections between our past and today.
Creates conversation in the community through original work.
Provides educational workshops for students and adults.
Recognizes enslavement as one arm of the larger colonial project which includes invasion, occupation & displacement of indigenous peoples around the world.
The American Slavery Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community and Contributions to The Field earmarked for American Slavery Project are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. ASP is produced by Asylum Productions, LLC. This project is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.