Torn Asunder

Directed by Nikkole Salter; adapted from the book, "Help Me To Find My People" by Heather Andrea Williams

This new play, crafted by Obie Award winning playwright Nikkole Salter and based on the book by former UNC history professor Heather Andrea Williams, chronicles the journey of African Americans from loss to the search for and discovery of their loved ones immediately after Emancipation, a search that still reverberates in African-American families today.

Using contemporary documents—letters, articles, interviews, legal documents, and newspaper advertisements—Salter brings the journey to freedom and family to vivid and visceral life.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00pm


Studio 6

Swain Hall

Presented in cooperation with The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. A part of Telling Our Stories of Home: A Celebration of African and African Diaspora Women Artists.

The Process Series

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Chapel Hill, NC   27514  |  (919) 843-5666

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