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  "Every act of creation, by its mere existence, denies the world of master and slave."

-Albert Camus

January 13 - February 5, 2011
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

the Buffalo premiere of
by Oyamo
Directed by Annette Daniels-Taylor

"A play that reminds us what it means to stand up and be counted."
Ben Siegel  BUFFALO NEWS  1/15/11
Click here to read this review

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
January 13th - February 5th

$15 General Admission or $10 for students, seniors, & members

Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube

     Starting the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, Subversive Theatre proudly presents I AM A MAN -- a play that show us history through the eyes of the people that fought to change it.

Click below for more info...
-- About the Author
-- About the Cast
-- About the Crew
-- About this Play's Production History
-- Directions to the Theatre
-- Return to the I AM A MAN Mainpage
-- Publicity Photos
-- Buffalo News Review 1/15/11
-- Watch YouTube Trailer
-- About the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike
-- About Martin Luther King's Assassination

     I AM A MAN tells the stunningly true story of Black sanitation workers who launched a daring strike for dignity against the bitterly anti-union segregationist City of Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.
     As the City streets filled with the tanks of the National Guard, brave Black activist marched defiantly with signs that proudly proclaimed: "I AM A MAN!"
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled to Memphis to support the strike -- only to find the assassin's bullet waiting for him.
     Learn the history your rulers are hoping you'll forget from a play that dares to tell the story from the grassroots up!
     I AM A MAN is by radical Black playwright Oyamo (a.k.a. Charles F. Gordon).  Our rendition is directed by actress & Artie Award-winning playwright Annette Daniels-Taylor with Assistant Direction by Jason E. Robinson.  It features the acting talents of Pete Johnson, Ernest "Buzzy" Griffin, Leon S. Copeland, Jr*, Harold Luther White, Lawrence Rowswell*, Jack Agugliaro*, Brandon Williamson, Shanntina Moore, Barry Williams, Tom Izard*, India Moss, and Josh Smih\.
     Set Design is by Ashley Bobbett with Lighting Design by Katie Gilliland*, Sound Design by John Shotwell*, Costume Design by Hope Wardlaw, and Videography by Brian Milbrand.
     I AM A MAN runs January 13th through February 5th with performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm.  General admission is $15.00 or $10.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  Admission to all Thursday shows are pay-what-you-can.  All performances are at Subversive Theatre's regular performance venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.
     Group rates for the show are also available.  For more information give us a call at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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