A Revolution Of Her Own!™ At Pocanito Hills Fire Department
History At Play™, LLC
On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm, the first American female soldier Deborah Sampson fights a REVOLUTION in Tarrytown, NY!
A Revolution of Her Own!™ features History At Play™, LLC’s (HAP, LLC) Founder and Artistic Director J. Kalaora in an immersive solo performance as Deborah Samson [Sampson], the first woman to successfully enlist, to professionally fight in, and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. The hour-long program chronicles her life: An indentured servant by age five, Deborah grew up in a man's world, where women were naught but second-class subjects. Without the ability to vote nor own property, Deborah knew options were limited; breaking the rules may be necessary to accomplish a greater goal in life. Experience Deborah’s arduous upbringing, one and a half years of active combat, and success as America’s first professional female soldier, through interactive stories and authentic colonial attire. Deborah's passion will take you back in time!
A Revolution of Her Own!™, the awe-inspiring story of America’s first professional female soldier, Deborah Sampson, has been performed nearly 2,000 times in venues across the nation, as well as virtually around the globe. Receiving accolades from journalists, historians, and educators alike, the production earned the honor to be an Official Selection for the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. Now, Deborah Sampson travels to Tarrytown, NY to tell her incredible story on 19 March 2023, at 2:00 PM. This special program will take place at the Pocantico Hills Fire Department 531 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591. The building is accessible.
If all spots in the firehouse parking lot are filled, you may park along Highland Avenue behind the firehouse.
Running time approx. 60 minutes, plus Q&A following the performance. Tickets are $6.11 and are available for purchase HERE.
Featured in news media outlets, including WCVB Boston, CBS WBZ Radio, The Associated Press, and The New York Times, HAP, LLC’s Artistic Director and Founder J. Kalaora has expressed the delight and difficulty in portraying America’s first professional female soldier. Jordan Rich of CBS WBZ News Radio states, “She’s a one-woman force of nature and inhabits these women…it takes people like Judith to bring these stories to life…these lost pieces of history.” The Associated Press described Kalaora as “drawn to characters who seem conflicted about society’s gender roles…Kalaora not only portrays these women on stage, she emulates them in life, starting her own company to portray and educate about ‘influential, but oft forgotten women.’”
A Revolution of Her Own!™ runs 60 minutes and is followed by a real-time audience talkback. Suitable for all ages. Rated PG. Includes simulated violence. Viewer discretion is advised. Sponsored by Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.
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Ages: Rated: PG. Program includes simulated violence. Family-friendly and all are welcome