Telling the story.
NORTH is a story that explores Black American life during the antebellum period and which aims to bring out the full range of experiences of freedom seekers. While acknowledging the realities of slavery, the narrative and original musical compositions explore themes of optimism, bravery, playfulness, wonder, suspense and mystery.
Over a period of four years, Ashli St. Armant has developed this project alongside a team of prolific musicians, visionary artists, and awe-inspiring performers.
About the playwright.
Ashli St. Armant is known for her award-winning work in children's education and entertainment, including her band, Jazzy Ash and Leaping Lizards, and her Audible mystery series, Viva Durant, which includes New York Times bestselling story, Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons.
NORTH is Ms. St. Armant’s debut theatrical production.
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