Theatrical Productions

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

“Impactful! A powerful experience for young people – and not so young people.” National Public Radio – WAMC, Albany NY

“Damaras Obi kills it – lovely, nuanced, passionate, beautiful, inspired, real, talented, and the substance is so very relevant right now! Sctoo Myers – IMBY Catskill, NY

“A powerful story of the ordinary people who made the Civil Rights Movement succeed – proof that anyone can make history, and no one is too young.” Theater Development Fund, New York City

“This delightfully accessible show is great for kids, but also electrifying enough to keep the attention of adults as well.” YES Broadway, New York


Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon, one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Blackmon fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African-Americans. The performance lets audiences of all ages experience what it took to struggle nonviolently and how it felt to be part of changing American history.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Turning 15 on the Road to . . .

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