Freedom SUMMER

By Toby Armour
Directed by Joan Kane
June 8 – June 25
JUN 8 - JUN 25; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Freedom SUMMER

June 8 – June 25, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Tickets $18, Students and Seniors $15

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)

This latest play by Toby Armour takes its name from the volunteer campaign in June 1964, staffed primarily by northern college students, to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi. Police, white citizens’ councils and the KKK used arrests, arson, and worse to oppose the project. The play centers on two young women who are thrown together by chance as volunteers in the effort. Sylvie, white from up North, knows too little. Terry, African-American born and raised in Mississippi, perhaps knows too much.

Arianne Banda (Terry)
Beth Griffith* (Ensemble)
Clara Francesca* (Sylvie)
Clarence Comfort (Ensemble)
Debra Khan-Bey (Ensemble)
Tim Dietrich (Ensemble)

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Written by Toby Armour
Directed by Joan Kane
Set Design by Mark Marcante & Lytza Colón
Costumes by Billy Little
Lighting by Alex Bartenieff
Sound by Joy Linscheid
Projections by Jim Marlowe
Stage Manager Richard Urquiza
Assistant Director Maggie Connick
Graphics by Lisa Giordano
Production Manager Bruce A! Kraemer
PR by Jonathan Slaff

COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.