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HumanitiesDC Event: Beyond the Archives: Performing Oral History

December 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us as John A Johnson and an amazing group of actors use Playback Theatre techniques to bring Washington, DC stories to life. Selected from both the DC Oral History Collaborative collection at the DC Public Library’s People’s Archive and Johnson’s Anacostia Unmapped project the stories each discuss pivotal moments in the lives of their narrators; moments that shaped their lives and that, perhaps, shaped the lives of many others. The company will listen to these stories and tell them back to the audience through a unique, improvisational performance art piece. Audience members will leave the performance inspired, and with a new understanding of the role storytelling and memory can play in our lives. Beyond the Archives events demonstrate ways in which the public can engage with stories told by oral history interviewees.

Event Details 

Type: Performance

Host: HumanitiesDC, featuring John A Johnson

Date: December 15, 2022 @ 6:30-8pm

Location: Anacostia Arts Center – Black Box Theatre, 1231 Good Hope Road SE Washington, DC 20020

Event Fee: FREE, Register HERE.


For More Information 

Contact: Jasper Collier



Phone: 202.770.3077 ext. 804


December 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Jasper Collier


Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Marion Barry Ave SE
Washington, DC, MD 20020 United States
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