TSS Alum Celia Braxton Dramaturgs for ‘Peculiar Sam’ by Pauline Hopkins

TSS Alum Celia Braxton will dramaturg and introduce a reading of ‘Peculiar Sam’ by Pauline Hopkins (1859-1930), part of the On Her Shoulders Series. Doors open at 6:45pm for a prompt start at 7:00pm with The Play in Context Introduction by Celia Braxton, who situates the script in its historical time and place,. Admission is by Donation. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 100 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins

ON HER SHOULDERS was founded in 2013 to present rehearsed, staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing them for modern audiences. The program was incorporated into New Perspectives’ Women’s Work Project in 2014 and continues to strive to make it impossible for producers and theatre companies to deny or ignore the 1,000-year history and value of women’s contribution to the theatrical canon. To date the program has presented 40 plays by 32 writers from the years 1668 to 1970.