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Performances

Things My Fore-Sisters Saw

Sunday, March 3, 3:00pm

Things My Fore-Sisters Saw 

Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy  
Featured on CBC’s Absolutely Canadian, “The Leslie McCurdy Story: On the Money” 

 

Leslie McCurdy, Critically Acclaimed Actor, Playwright, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer and Mentor, eloquently portrays: Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who was said to have burned down "half" of Montreal from whom we have the first slave narrative in North America; Rose Fortune, the first "policewoman" in North America who helped "freedom seekers" settle in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia; Mary-Ann Shadd, educator, publisher, and abolitionist: the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper; and Viola Desmond, who refused to give up a seat to segregation well before the celebrated Rosa Parks and who is the new face of the Canadian $10 bill. 

Recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Havelock Grant from the Windsor Endowment of the Arts, and the 2014 and 2000 Mayor’s Awards for "Artist of the Year" and "“Outstanding Performing Artist” of Windsor Ontario respectively, Leslie McCurdy, has performed internationally as an Actor, Dancer/(Choreographer), and Singer. She has several stage film and TV credits but is most "famous" for the one-woman plays that she writes and performs. The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, her first play, was a finalist for a Canadian Chalmers Award for Best New Play for Young Audiences and was performed at the 2010 Los Angeles Women’s Festival, The 2011 National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina, the inaugural Living Legacy Series of the DC Black Theatre Festival Washington DC in 2012 and the inaugural Paul Robeson Art is a Weapon Theatre Festival in London England. Her second play, Things My Fore-Sisters Saw, was filmed for TV and premiered on the Bravo Network in Canada in February 2006. She is lauded for the "brilliance" of her works and the messages of social consciousness that are instilled through them. Leslie is the subject of a documentary film entitled, "On the Money", depicting her work as a performing artist/social activist, that is currently playing on the CBC Gem streaming service under the “Absolutely Canadian” program. 

Join us at the Wright Museum on Sunday, March 3, 3:00pm for a mesmerizing performance of historical significance. The event is free but registration is required.

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