Date(s) - 01/14/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Playwright Psalmeyene and Director Tony Thomas come together to bring a captivating stage play to the arts community. Come together to witness the beginnings of, Out of the Vineyard in the staged reading of this commissioned play inspired by the book, A Question of Freedom by William G. Thomas.
Based on interviews with descendants of enslaved families and people connected to the history of freedom suits in Prince George’s County, Out of the Vineyard weaves together monologues that excavate a buried chapter in American history while illuminating how the legacy of slavery still affects us today.
The initiative is a program partnership between Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s Community College Center for Performing Arts, Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and other organizations.
This commissioned play is made possible by the generous support of PGCMLS Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Humanities Council, if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility, Maryland Milestones, National Endowment for the Arts, Adelphi Friends Meeting, Busboys and Poets, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, and individual donors.