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It was PHENOMENAL!!! / Come see this beautiful piece. / I really enjoyed the show. __________________

Thanks to Sonita Surratt and to Jazzma Pryor for a truly moving play about Phillis Wheatley last night. It was a beautiful ending to our New Black Plays.  (Dr. Amy-Rose.  Kent State University)

see it thru your eyes


phillis: The american revolutionary by sonita l. surratt

The voice of the Gospel, the Voice of Scripture was her daily sword, her resounding musket heard thoughout the land:  "In every human breast, God has implanted a principle which we call love of freedom . It's impatient of oppression and pants for deliverance."

On September 1, 1773, Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral was published in London, England. 

"ARISE, my soul, on wings enraptur’d, rise / To praise the monarch of the earth and skies / Whose goodness and beneficence appear / As round its centre moves the rolling year / Or when the morning glows with rosy charms, / Or the sun slumbers in the ocean’s arms: / Of light divine be a rich portion lent / To guide my soul, and favour my intent. / Celestial muse, my arduous flight sustain / And raise my mind to a seraphic strain!" 

(Phillis Wheatley)

This 50 minute drama with music and dance is perfect for schools, conferences, and an evening of works for by and about our African American Ancestors.   

Performance Fee starts @ $500. Go here to submit your booking inquiry:  https://sonitalillian.squarespace.com/contact/