Harriet is my Hero – In-Person Performance
Harriet is My Hero is offered for in-school performances and is appropriate for primary students in grades K-2. It explores the characteristics that make Harriet a goods hero to emulate in being a hero oneself. The audience participates in activities and rag dolls are used to help tell the story and illustrate the various stages of Harriet Tubman’s life: the young girl “Minty”, young “Harriet” learning the skills she would eventually use, the underground railroad conductor, and the elderly caretaker who founded a home for the aged and infirm. Booked in combination with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, in or sets of two, in the same half day.
The Spirit of Harriet Tubman – In-Person Performance
There are many plays about Harriet Tubman, but none share her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman. In a stirring, extraoridary performance, Leslie McCurdy invokes the “spirit” of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman’s own. Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams as the spirit of the past connects with the present to inspire her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future. Called “Brilliant!” and “Something to be seen by everyone!”
Things my Fore-Sisters Saw – In-Person Performance
Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy, this one-woman play introduces audiences to four Black women who affected significant social changes in Canadian History. This docu-drama portrays real historical events, collected from primary and secondary sources, to share remarkable stories from the lives of Marie-Joseph Angélique –a slave from Montreal, Rose Fortune –the first female police officer in Canada, Mary-Ann Shadd – the first Black female newspaper publisher in Canada, and Viola Desmond, who’s fight against segregation is to be honoured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill in 2018.