History At Play™, LLC Presents: "Not Your Momma's History: The Life of an Enslaved Lady's Maid" Livestream Event on Pay-Per-HAP

    Improve listing Presented by

Pay-Per-HAP Immersive Living History Series chronicles influential and often forgotten figures on the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month!

 Not Your Momma's History: The Life of an Enslaved Lady's Maid

LIVESTREAM Friday March 12, 2021 - 7:30 PM ET (GMT-5)

$10-$25 Pay-What You-Can per Viewer


Friday, March 12, historical interpreter and NYC-based reenactor Cheyney McKnight, connects participants with the past in Not Your Momma's History: The Life of an Enslaved Lady's Maid. An eye-opening, provocative discussion into the experience of an enslaved person in domestic service, we discover the repercussions of slavery that shape our nation’s politics in ways that are not fully appreciated nor understood by the American populace. Join us for Pay-Per-HAP, produced by History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC) (Pay-Per-HAP Episode #43).

Recording viewable for 48 Hours! Tickets must be purchased prior to 6:00 PM ET on Friday March 12th to gain entry to the Livestream; purchases made after that time will receive a link to view the recording on Vimeo, available for 48 Hours following the broadcast. Both Livestream and video audiences receive a Digital Playbill and access to BONUS MATERIALS following the production.

Enslaved persons were put to work in almost every aspect and sphere of life. Many, trained in specialized fields, such as: cooks, carpenters, blacksmiths, coopers, and domestic servants, navigated the internal rules of their enslavers. They may have received greater creature comforts, such as more comfortable clothing; yet, they also suffered more pitfalls, including micromanagement. Join Cheyney McKnight for a lecture about life as an enslaved lady’s maid.

Cheyney McKnight is the Living History Coordinator at The New-York Historical Society, as well as the Owner of Not Your Momma’s History, a public history consulting company. Not Your Momma’s History aids museums, historical sites & societies, as well as private enterprises, developing specialized programs pertaining to the African experience within 18th & 19th Centuries America. McKnight trains diversified demographics in proper techniques to aid in the conversation about slavery. She has interpreted 18th, early-19th, and mid-19th Century slavery, as a Living Historian, in 26 states and has worked with over 45 historic sites nationwide. McKnight utilizes her historical garments and her extensive research to connect the past and the present through performance art.

PHOTO: Cheyney McKnight, Not Your Momma's History/PHOTO Lindsey Mullholland

No recording, reproduction, distribution, nor download of Pay-Per-HAP is permitted. Running time: Approx. 45 minutes. Followed by Real-Time Audience Q&A and BONUS MATERIALS. Episodes viewable for 48 hours after streaming.



History At Play™, LLC's Pay-Per-HAP is an epsiodic livestream living history series, airing on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, featuring LIVE productions from the company’s critically acclaimed repertoire, along with Internationally Renown Guests Artists and Exclusive Workshops. Hosted by HAP, LLC Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, Pay-Per-HAP is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet history's most influential and often forgotten figures. Every episode is conducted in authentic historical attire, with vintage props, and professionally designed sets. Based on primary source research, History At Play™, LLC has been embraced by the historical, educational, and theatrical communities, with programs that break the mold of hi-calibre virtual productions and are changing the way the world learns history.


Subscribers maintain Pay-Per-HAP membership all year and have access to all episodes and BONUS MATERIALS, including Exclusive Merchandise, and much more! Click HERE to purchase your EARLY BIRD 2021 Pass and enjoy $50 off the Price!

After December 31st, Annual Passes may be obtained HERE: (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pay-per-hap-2021-annual-pass-livestream-immersive-living-history-series-tickets-125663237125?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1gJJxpl-RPR9vcW03jfQLwzttdaUDbuTCpwLmiIqHKvb0jMyBDdmovwdk)

Follow us on Facebook @HistoryAtPlay and @Pay-Per-HAP for updates and learn more at HistoryAtPlay.com.


ABOUT History At Play™, LLC:

History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC), founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora, chronicles the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Offering solo and ensemble Immersive Living History Experiences, HAP, LLC is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, award-winning playwright, and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University Magna cum Laude and attended the Globe Education Program, at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England.