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NOW PLAYING

FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

Crossroad Cultural Arts Center
332 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, Ms

Friday August 4th at 7pm
Saturday August 5th at 7pm
Sunday August 6th at 4pm

Headquartered at her beauty shop on Ashton Street in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, Vera Mae Pigee played a crucial role during the civil rights movement in the Delta. While her name isn’t figured as prominently in history books as other local luminaries, Pigee was an instrumental figure in the fight for equality in Mississippi: from her efforts organizing direct action with young people to registering thousands of African Americans to vote.

This August, Pigee’s story will meet the stage as part of a new theatrical production from StoryWorks: “Beautiful Agitators.”

Based on interviews, research and reporting by young journalists in Clarksdale, “Beautiful Agitators” is an original play that will explore the history of Pigee’s activism and the legacy that her work left behind. Each performance will be followed by a conversation that will bridge the work of Pigee and other civil rights leaders in Clarksdale to the nature of local civic engagement today. The show is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

OUR PRODUCTIONS

Through a series of performances synthesizing investigative journalism with live theater,

StoryWorks aims to change the way we experience news and information.

Collaborators

JUSTICE IN THE EMBERS

Amy Attaway

Tim Ahlenius

Moses Brings Plenty

Frank Oakley III

Chris Roady

Nancy Marcy

Rusty Sneary

Shawnna Journagan

Michelle T. Johnson

Chip Miller

Lacey Pacheco

David Kiehl

Brain Paulette

Shane Rose

Reginia Weller

Mike McGraw

Janet Saidi

Liz Pavolovic

HEADLOCK

Paris Hunter Paul

William Bivins

Sean Marbry

Ryan Gabrielson

Sarah Moser

Alicia Griffiths

Clarie Kendrick

Deborah Cichocki

Sally Dana

Brian Trybom

Julia Chan

NORTH BY INFERNO

Jennifer Gollan

Jon Bernson

Alicia Griffiths

Fernando Diaz

Robert Rosenthal

Annie Chabel

Liz Pavlovic

Cole Goins

Christian Phillips

Michael Carlisi

Jeff Graham

John Terrell

Claire Kendrick

Meghann Farnsworth

A GUIDE TO THE AFTERMATH

Mimi Chakarova

Jon Bernson

Sarah Moser

Paris Hunter Paul

Sally Dana

Brian Trybom

Alicia Griffiths

Claire Kendrick

Deborah Cichocki

Michelle Inario

Joaquin Alvarado

Robert Rosenthal

Phil Bronstein

ALICIA’S MIRACLE

Sarita Oćon

Octavio Solis

Brandon Mears

Hilary Hesse

Florentino Gonzalez

Rogelio Landaverde

Jon Bernson

Alicia Griffiths

Claire Kendrick

Bernice Yeung

Andrew Donohue

Cole Goins

Sally Dana

TERRA INCOGNITA

Frances Pu

Di Shawn Gandy

Kym Gomes

David Seamon

Matt Baguth

Diana Gundacker

Frank J. Giamella

Tommy Williamson

Ted Crimy

Jim Jack

Erica Lee

R.N. Sandberg

Brenda Flanagan

Megan Cherry

Helen Tewksbury

THIS IS HOME

Tassina Willis

José Vadi

Donte Clark

Deandre Evans

Will Houston

Jon Bernson

Amy Julia Harris

Alicia Griffiths

Jon Bernson

Sally Dana

Deborah Cichocki

Julia Chan