“Harriet Tells It Like It Is” Goes on The Road

by Karen Jones Meadows
Directed by Margaret E. Hall with Associate Director/Dramaturg Susan Spain
Pictured above: Lauren E. Banks and Zorkie Nelson (from a previous performance)

Travel back in time and journey north on the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman in this special adaptation. Harriet shares her story of bravery, resilience, and triumph as she fights for her freedom and the freedom of countless other African American slaves. Harriet’s account comes to life with live accompaniment from a professional African drummer. This narrative truly demonstrates the power of one individual to affect and inspire the lives of many. 

Proctors Collaborative is excited to not only bring this amazing production of “Harriet Tells It Like It Is” on the road with the On-The-Go! series but to each of their venues, Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall in March.

Tickets are available now for the venue performances.

Starring in this production of “Harriet Tells It Like It Is” is Badara Diagne, Senegalese Drummer and Eliana Rowe who is playing Harriet Tubman.

Eliana Rowe (they/she) is an actor, teaching artist, and poet based in Albany, NY. Rowe has a deep affinity for serious play and is drawn to exploring Black aesthetics within the classical, devised, and avante-garde. They’ve most recently worked with Shakespeare & Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Gallery Players, Troy Foundry Theatre, Black Shakespeare Project, and The Rooted Voyageurs. They are thrilled to be playing Harriet for theREP’s On-The-Go! tour.

Badara Diagne (he/him) is a Capital Region African drummer, who hails from Senegal. This is Badara’s first time working with theREP – and as a drummer for this type of storytelling – and he is having a wonderful time.