Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Mother Emanuel cast. Front LtR, Lauren Morgan, Christopher Augustin, Sabriaya Shipley. Back, Christian Branch. Image by Ethimo Foto.

MOTHER EMANUEL—AN AMERICAN MUSICAL PLAY (New Freedom Theatre): Taking the theater to church

New Freedom Theatre honors Emanuel Nine in new musical by creating a gospel celebration that honors their lives

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DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE! (New Freedom): Occupying our space, a community’s fight for permanence

Strikes a raw nerve as it addresses the issue of institutional buy-out of impoverished neighborhoods

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Jamaica, Jamaica: Interview with actors and dancers at the New Freedom Theatre

Cast members share their responses to this exuberant musical:

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JAMAICA (New Freedom): A great big musical full of vibrant colors, delectable lyrics, high spirits, and island vibes

New Freedom Theatre in North Philadelphia is dedicated to presenting productions that illuminate the multifaceted African American experience. Their current production, JAMAICA, is based on a musical that opened on…

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LITTLE ROCK (Passage Theatre): Integrating history into theater

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s poignant play about nine children who integrate Little Rock’s Central High School creates a lasting impression.