The incredible true story of Margaret Garner, a runaway slave who escaped with her husband, in-laws, and 4 children while pregnant with a 5th, only to be recaptured and faced with a harrowing decision. She kills one of her children rather than allow her to return to the ills of slavery. The tale is told through her own
eyes and the eyes of her imagined west African ancestor. The African elder passes along cultural rituals through the telling of an African creation myth; during which we see how their stories are connected. This is a show I wrote, directed, produced, and will perform. While on the exterior our lives may seem dissimilar and contrasting, her story feels deeply personal. Her story is not only of a struggle for freedom, but her story is also one of profound love, connection, and trying to find joy in her brutal circumstances.