Voices: Past Performances

Written and directed by David Woods

A dramatization of the lives and famous speeches of notable Black women in history including freedom fighter and Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman, women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth and Nova Scotia midwife, medicine woman  and centurion Mom Suse (a North Preston). The production also includes the performance of poetry, a contemporary dance piece and original songs. Performed with Voices Singers.


Performance history

This play was created for International Day for Women and first presented at Dalhousie University in 1994. Parts of the plays were incorporated into other Voices performances including ‘Great Speeches of Black History’ (1997) and ‘The Return’ (2002)