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Frederick Douglass Now

In celebration of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Bicentennial, Roger Guenveur Smith has presented his signature solo performance of Frederick Douglass Now internationally. Mr. Smith’s Douglass was developed initially as an undergraduate project at Occidental College, and cultivated at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers archive, where he served as a graduate research assistant. At La Mama Experimental Theatre company, the late Ellen Stewart commissioned Mr. Smith to devise a multimedia adaptation of Douglass’ classic 19th century texts, bookended by original narrative. In the seminal tradition of Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Frederick Douglass Now continues to illuminate the present American moment, reminding us that “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” 

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