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whatdoesfreemean? 7pm

July 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

whatdoesfreemean? by Catherin Filloux | at The Tank July 6-22

Nora’s Playhouse presents

a new play by award-winning human rights playwright Catherine Filloux

whatdoesfreemean? follows the journey of an African-American woman serving a long sentence for a non-violent drug offense. When Mary ends up in solitary confinement, she struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. The play takes the audience into her psychic world. We travel alongside her self-guided intellectual and emotional journey into the nature of freedom, both physical and psychological as Marys external and internal experience unfolds on stage in the present, in memory, and in the fantasies that help her survive.

With James Edward Becton*, Brenda Crawley, Justin Jorrell, Galway McCullough*, Liz Morgan*, and Lisa Strum* as Mary

Directed by Amy S. Green

Scenic and Lighting Design by Phoebe Mauro
Projection and Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor
Costume Design by Rashidah Nelson
Fight Choreography by Galway McCullough

General Management by Rebecca Lovett



This performance will be immediately followed by a brief conversation with Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of the College and Community Fellowship, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women with criminal convictions earn college degrees so that they, their families, and their communities can thrive.


whatdoesfreemean? was developed with the support of Nora’s Playhouse.

The Nora’s Playhouse production of whatdoesfreemean? is presented by The Tank. It is an Equity approved showcase.

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Graphic Design: Veronica Bella


July 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


The Tank
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor
NEW YORK, NY 10018 United States
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