Formed at the Auburn Public Theater, the Harriet Tubman Troupe will be performing an original work in Syracuse this September.
The piece titled “A Gatherin’ Place” had an earlier version workshopped at Auburn Public Theater in March 2019. These Syracuse performances will mark the first time that the Tubman Troupe has performed outside of Auburn.
“A Gatherin’ Place” tells the fictionalized story of Gathering Street and Ms. Paulette, inspired by real life events in the lives of the actors and also the life and impact of Ntozake Shange. In a brownstone on Gathering Street, Ms. Paulette, a longtime resident, provides the other Black female residents a listening ear. When Ms. Paulette passes, these women realize that there was something they did not know about their mysterious neighbor. Ms. Paulette helped these women navigate motherhood, career decisions, love, and self-worth.