Atlanta Cyclorama Presents Preview Of UPRISING by Gabrielle Fulton during August 7 Arts Walk at Gallery 72


“In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta we are pleased to present a special reading of scenes from the powerful new play by Gabrielle Fulton,” states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “UPRISING is a complex look at the concept of freedom for African-Americans during this tumultuous time. Join us for a riveting evening at this week’s downtown Arts Walk at Gallery 72. You’ll have a chance to see the current exhibit, Art Against The Wall, curated by Radcliffe Bailey, and enjoy excerpts from the play read by Bernardine Mitchell, Cynthia D. Barker, Neal A. Ghant and Enoch Armando King who are starring in UPRISING. The event is Thursday, August 7 from 5:30-8 pm, with the reading at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.


As the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation is upon us, Gabrielle Fulton aims to examine notions of freedom as she develops her play UPRISING which reflects on liberty, self-determination, and sacrifice in a free black community during Secession Era America.


UPRISING takes a timeless look at liberty, sacrifice, and self-determination through the lens of a free black community during the aftermath of John Brown’s Raid. When Sal discovers a hypnotic revolutionary in the field, her world is turned upside down by his strong affection and the trouble on his tracks. Especially appropriate for the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation period, a woman journeys to become a self-actualized warrior of her heart during Secession Era America. Written by Gabrielle Fulton, directed by Tom Jones, with design concept by Dorothy O’Connor, music arranged & performed by Theodis Ealey, and dramaturgy by Laley Lippard.


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