*Original Drawings by Brandon Berry


June 8 - 29,​ 2019

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National Black Theatre's Soul Directing Residency Presents

125TH & FREEdom

written, choreographed & directed by

Ebony Noelle Golden



Drew Anderson (Trumpet), Alphonso Horne (Trumpet),

Kofi Hunter (Percussion), Jeffery Miller (Trombone),

Gabrielle Murphy (Alto Sax), Tony Rosa (Percussion),

Ibanda Ruhumbika (Tuba), Anthony Wooden Jr. (Percussion)


Izmir Ickbal (Set)

Cheyanne Williams (Set Carpenter)

Dominique Fawn Hill (Costumes)

Alphonso Horne (Composer)

Jaimé Dzandu (Associate Choreographer)

Belynda Hardin (Props Master)

Nina Angela Mercer (Dramaturge)

Vir-Amicus (Stage Manager)

Kirrin Tubo (Stage Manager)

JUNE 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019

125th & FREEdom will make Harlem’s iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: “If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?” Composed of 16 movements and featuring a New Orleans-style brass band, the choreopoetic performance will take place at 16 sites as pop-up installations across the corridor of 125th Street from the East River to the Hudson River each Saturday in June, beginning on June 8. 125th & FREEdom sees a victorious, but battle-weary tribe of ancient-futuristic nomads as their long-forgotten leader, Tubman’s descendent, incites an epic journey to a land of promised liberation. Fusing song and poetry with choreography based on historic and current Black social dances, this piece will be an immersive, participatory cultural experience that is equal parts ritual performance, processional and protest.


This event is produced through the

SOUL Directing Residency Program.

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts