Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Juneteenth Jubilee!

Juneteenth Jubilee!  Mrs. Bullock's class learns about the history of Juneteenth.
On Friday, June 21, 2013, I took genealogy to the stage with my production of Juneteenth Jubilee!  I was blessed with a cast of young people, ages 8 - 27, who performed this piece which I wrote and directed.  Set in a classroom, Juneteenth Jubilee! was a blend of fact and fiction.  Through this production, I was able to teach the audience about the history of Juneteenth, Civil War, and Slavery.  I also added drama through the fictional character, Tracy "T-MAC" McMurray, a 17-year-old high school student who is in and out of detention.  As a writer, it was quite exciting for me to hear and see my play performed.  Even more exciting for me was that the audience laughed at the parts of the script which I intended to be funny.

Stayed tuned for more about this awesome experience of taking genealogy to the stage.

Flyer for Juneteenth Jubilee!