Program: Gwendolyn offers Rhetoric of Survival, a program that dramatizes stories of two 19th century Connecticut free women of color. Sarah Harris (Fayeweather), who dreamed of opening her own school for African-American children, but cruel prejudice and bigotry made that a nightmarish experience. Maria W. Stewart, cheated out of an inheritance by an unscrupulous white merchant, took up public speaking and became the first American-born woman to lecture in defense of women's rights. These two Connecticut women demonstrated an unyielding and fearless resolve to obtain liberty and social justice. Incorporating a creative approach for teaching history, and language arts, Rhetoric of Survival is an ideal concept for implementing new historical information through a dramatic storytelling. Study Guides and resource bibliography are available prior to performance.
Requirements: a room with an amount of space for the performance and several set pieces provided by the actress, for assemblies a lapel Mic.
Audience: School Age (middle and high school) & Adults/Seniors
Fees: $500.00 - $1,000 Workshops: $350.00 - $500.00
PO Box 380496, East Hartford, CT 06138
860-528-0733 or 860-212-6129