On Buried Ground

A performance and exhibition reveal the histories of enslaved and freed people of African descent in Philadelphia during the American colonial era. Dance artist Shayla-Vie Jenkins and playwright Angela Bey develop an evening of theatrical storytelling, informed by archival records and new scholarship, along with an exhibition of artifacts, an interactive story map, and a series of public discussions featuring historians, artists, and archivists.

Wednesday, September 4 (preview show)
Thursday, September 5
Friday, September 6
Saturday, September 7
Thursday, September 12
Friday, September 13
Saturday, September 14

More details coming soon!

Support for On Buried Ground

Major support for On Buried Ground has been provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.