The American Slavery Project

Honoring Our Ancestors & Celebrating Our Playwrights

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.

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➤ Watch “The Reverberation Plays
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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. 

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