Dec 1, 1955. Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus.
At the beginning of our production of The Whipping Man I stretched a timeline around the perimeter of our upper lobby. I marked out just a few important historical dates and then asked our audience to add more “important dates.” It’s been so cool to see our timeline grow as people add historical events, historical heroes, or important dates from their own family history.
I go up after every show to check out the new stuff on the timeline. All the dates and stories are interesting…but this one (above) is my favorite so far. These folks took one of the timeline arrows, went home and thought about it, and then mailed it in to be added. I LOVE IT!
TTC Resident Dramaturg