A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production
presented by Columbia Artists Theatricals
TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
Available for Streaming Monday, January 10 – Sunday, January 23, 2022
Filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving and inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selmato Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Linda was jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday as she and her friends fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Ally Sheedy adapted the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (DialPress, 2016) for the stage. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom is directed by Fracaswell Hyman and the music director is Joshuah Brian Campbell. The show is produced by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Miranda Barry, Amy Sprecher, Voza Rivers and the New Heritage Theatre Group.
Please Note: This show tells the true story of the sometimes brutal period of Civil Rights history in the United States, including video of actual events. Some content may not be appropriate for children under 10.
Curriculum Ties: Black History, Civil Rights
Recommended for Grades 6 – 12
Show Length: 50 minute performance and a 30 minute documentary-style interview with Lynda Blackmon Lowery
For Schools: Cost for schools is $60/classroom. Each class must be registered. A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.
For Homeschools and Individuals: Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household. A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line at ClemensCenter.org or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.
Questions? Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or firstname.lastname@example.org