Let Them Be Heard.
LET THEM BE HEARD has actually been in development for almost a year now. It is an original adaptation of the Slave Narrative Project, interviews recorded during the Great Depression with the last surviving men and women who had lived as slaves before the Civil War.
The stories presented in this piece all come from North Carolina, mostly in the Raleigh area and Piedmont. Local actors will perform monologues crafted from the interviews at Historic Stagville, in an actual slave cabin and barn that date back to the mid-1800’s.
Bare Theatre is proud to collaborate with the amazing people at Stagville. The production will cap off their Juneteenth Festival, commemorating the date the last enslaved people were freed.
There will be much more to come. For now, we are looking for African-American actors to play the men and women of North Carolina’s plantations. Anyone interested should check out the auditions page on our website, or our Facebook auditions page.