Living Voices

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Developed to move and inspire audiences of all ages, interactive single person historical programs blend video, audio and personal discussion with live performance to illuminate some of the most harrowing stories of our shared global history.

Programs include:

Through the Eyes of a Friend: The World of Anne Frank
In a breakthrough production model for consciousness raising and educating individuals, the groundbreaking historical figure Anne Frank encourages personal awareness of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

The New American
Hard times in Europe in the early 1900s forced many people to pull up their roots and set out for a new life in America, including Bridget — an Irish girl whose first steps in America took her through Ellis Island and to New York's Lower East Side.

Hear My Voice: Win the Vote
Jessie follows in the footsteps of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to help secure the right of American women to vote.

Journey from the Dust
In the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930s, a terrible drought ruins Mark's family's farm.  As he journeys across the country, he discovers his inner fortitude and resilience.

La Causa
When a crop duster sprays Marta and her Mexican American family, Cesar Chavez’s United Farm Workers Movement fights for improved labor conditions.

Native Vision
In the 1930s and 1940s, Alice struggles to retain her culture and traditions within a hostile environment, as Navajo children are taken from their reservations and placed in government-run boarding schools in an effort to “civilize” Native Americans into mainstream society.  

Island of Hope
A 10 year old escapes with her family from a shtetl — across Russia to Germany and finally to New York.  But when Leah alone is detained at Ellis Island, she must confront her biggest obstacle yet. What if she is sent back?

The Right to Dream
A young African American’s coming of age in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s provides an inside view of a tumultuous, challenging period in American history.

Within the Silence
A moving, personal view of the Japanese American internment during World War II exposes the dangers of racism and prejudice.

Our Revolution
Many civilians fought to bring “all men are created equal” to life, but those five words resonate even more deeply for an African American soldier in 1776.

For more information, visit livingvoices.org.