Free Online Black History Plays presented by The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
Feb. 15 2023 - Feb. 17 2023
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Download your selected plays from 9 a.m. to 7.p.m. with the registration link.
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Wed., Feb. 15 thru Fri., Feb. 17
Pre-registration required by Tues., Feb. 14, 2023

Registration Instructions: Parents, schools or teachers can pre-register for the 50-minute performance by 3 pm, Tues. Feb 14, 2023. You pick the play and the date and time of your viewing based on your class schedule. After receiving your registration request, a companion activity guide, the program link, and the access code will be emailed to you. Register by Tues., February 14 by emailing  [email protected] or call Kevin Lydy, NAAMCC Museum Education Specialist, at 800.752.2603 ext. 0 from Wed-Sat from 9 am – 4 pm.  You can also leave your registration request with a choice of play version, email address, and phone number on our voicemail. We will call or email your confirmation.

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground 50 minutes                 Online             Grades 3-8

Bring the past to the present and change the future with this one-woman interactive storytelling experience. Uncover the truth about America’s 200-year-old struggle with slavery when you play a part in this historic retelling. On this journey, you’ll follow Harriet Tubman, the most recognized conductor of the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed “Moses,” Harriet Tubman lived up to her name by gaining her own freedom, as well as traveling back and forth from North to South over 19 times and freeing over 300 slaves!






Abiyoyo 50 minutes                 Online             Grades K-3

Abiyoyo is based on a South African folk tale about a giant who eats everything in sight—cows, goats, and even children!  This one-man story telling experience will encourage participants to face the monsters in their own life with honesty, courage, and strength of spirit. Audiences will learn that Abiyoyo just wants to be recognized. Brought to the West by folk singer Pete Seeger as a bedtime story for his own children, the original South African folktale takes on the attributes of the storyteller themselves, implying that each storyteller adds something different to the tale. Abiyoyo will be brought to life through traditional South African dance, music, and cultural nuances that address fears that speak to us all.


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