Nat Turner in Jerusalem

By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

2016/17 Season

September 7, 2016—October 16, 2016

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In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a timely new play that imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual's resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.

Scenic Design by Susan Zeeman Rogers
Costume Design by Montana Blanco
Lighting Design by Mary Louise Geiger
Sound Design by Nathan Leigh
Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Dialect Coach Dawn-Elin Fraser
Stage Manager Shelley Miles

Featuring Phillip James Brannon and Rowan Vickers

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM runs approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.