The Frederick Douglass Project:

An Eloquent Fugitive Slave Flees to Ireland

by Psalmayene 24

&

Wild Notes

by Deirdre Kinahan

A staged reading of 2 short plays, accompanied by discussion and community voices.

October 9th 7:00 PM at 21ten Theatre
October 13th 7:00 PM at Cerimon House

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Season sponsor: Ronni Lacroute

A cross-cultural examination of freedom. 

This duo of short plays imagines Frederick Douglass’s meditations on freedom and bondage during his historic visit to Ireland. His encounters with white women are particularly complex as they compare how their two nations oppress or empower them.   

Corrib Theatre’s presentation of these plays as staged readings will be accompanied by moderated discussion, panelists, or speakers by Portland-area artists and thinkers.  

"You view those of the human family with darker skin, like me, as inferior. Some even say what you have is an illness of the soul. Either way, the contagion has spread across America like a dreadful plague."

Frederick Douglass in An Eloquent Fugitive Slave Flees to Ireland by Psalmayene 24

"There are Irish Slavers, Irish Drivers, Margaret. Irish men and women who crush their Black brethren in order to find an American foothold of their own."

Frederick Douglass in Wild Notes by Deirdre Kinahan
Artwork by Jan Baross
Week 1
Conference

COVID: For our 2022-23 season, patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination in order to be admitted to a performance, however we reserve the right to change this policy at any time during the year. In addition, we may require all audience members to be masked at performances at any given time, based on prevailing conditions around the country. Our cast, crew, and staff have been fully vaccinated.

Download program (printed programs are available at the performance).

CAST

Nicole Marie Green*
ENSEMBLE
Sara Hennessy*
ENSEMBLE
Wynee Hu
ENSEMBLE
Cynthia Shur Petts
ENSEMBLE

CREATIVE TEAM AND CREW

Holly Griffith DIRECTOR
Emma Donoghue
PLAYWRIGHT
Kyra Sanford
SCENIC DESIGN
Allison Normin Johnson
COSTUME DESIGN
Blanca Forzán
LIGHTING DESIGN
Liz Young
SOUND DESIGN
Sophina Flores
STAGE MANAGER

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.