Tara Lake describes the inspiration for and creation of her show I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman.
Rochester native Megan Loomis's tells the story of creating and performing her inspired-by-real-life one-woman show The Girl in the Band
Black Pearl Sings! (coming up in the Fielding Nextstage later this month) is inspired by the true story of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, a blues musician discovered by John and Alan Lomax in a Louisiana prison. The Lomaxes, a father-son folklore-preserving team, had been traveling the country collecting recordings of authentic folk songs. In an … Continue reading The True Story Behind Black Pearl Sings!