Nows The Time
StoryWorks Theater, September 2020 and September 2021
Now’s The Time
A project so nice, Transcend Streaming has done it twice! The story of a country struggling with Reconstruction and how its leaders move forward after division.
The nation is in crisis. The President is out of control. Congress is locked in a fierce contest against him and his supporters. Hanging on the outcome are the fate of the President, a race of people, and the future of the country.
After the devastating Civil War and assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the United States faced a critical decision: Under what terms would former Confederate states return to the Union? Vice President, now President, Andrew Johnson was determined to pardon the rebels, guarantee white supremacy, and readmit the states quickly. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens led “radicals” in Congress who fought relentlessly for a different vision: a new society of full racial equality, where Black Americans would have real economic and political power, including ownership of land confiscated from Confederates, education, suffrage, and election to public office. The titanic political battle between them culminated in the first impeachment and acquittal of a president, and to more than 150 years of continued violence and discrimination against Black Americans.
StoryWorks is a documentary theater company that transforms investigative journalism into theater and audio dramas. www.storyworkstheater.org
Now’s The Time Creative Team:
Jenna Welch – Director
Jean Bordewich – Playwright
Layla Young – Stage Manager
Transcend Streaming – Streaming Producer
Now’s The Time featured the following performers:
Scott Sedar, Tristan Cunningham, Frank Oakley III, Ben Laurer, Lawrence Radecker, & Robert Parsons.