Little Lifeboats

September 4-19, 2014

Bryant Lake Bowl

Harriet Tubman and Clara Barton meet as wartime heroines on the field of battle.
Two women meet in an Indiana public swimming pool.
A black pilgrim-
Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play, a dark comedy about representation, self-preservation, and the most vile of any of the art forms -acting.


Playwright: Abby Swafford
Director: Chris Garza
Stage Manager: Jennifer Walker
Graphic Artist: Stacy Kanarski
Costumes/Props: Erin Denman
Actor 1: Suzanne Victoria Cross
Actor 2: Victoria Pyan
Actor 3: Alsa Bruno
Actor 4: Aaron Konigsmark
The Voice: Comfort Dolo

What the Critics Say:

"Frequently it seems that a play is either insightful and poorly staged, or else fluffy and well staged. Time after time do I get the impression that it’s an either..or.. deal: either you get a thought-provoking script that raises important questions, or you get a well-acted, well-directed performance. It was with delight, then, that I left the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theatre after seeing Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F—ing Harriet Tubman Play; this was one of those rare plays that was insightful and entertaining and well done."
-Liz Byron, Aisle Say Twin Cities

"Plays that follow me out of the theater are rare. Plays that get me to think and rethink not just about the notion of theater as a means of conversation, but also think about something as knotty as race in America, are rarer still. Plays that won’t provide easy answers and yet don’t allow me to throw up my hands and give up, but keep me thinking about how I can help solve a problem, are perhaps the rarest of all. Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F***ing Harriet Tubman Play is one of those rarities."
-Matthew Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet