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Inaugural Moving Monument Ritual for Ona Maria Judge Staines
Unpaid Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020
12pm – 1:30pm EDT
Lower Manhattan
(Social distancing expected and implored)

WALL STREET:
12pm — Federal Hall
12:20pm — NYSE

BROADWAY PROMENADES:
12:40 — NYSE to St. Paul’s Chapel
1:00 — St. Paul’s Chapel to African Burial Ground

MOVEMENT // SOUND // STILLNESS // SILENCE

Press Release

Ona Judge was born into slavery before the American Revolution. She was a seamstress and Martha Washington’s body servant and “pet.” While George was serving his second term, on May 21, 1796 at age 22, she quietly absconded from Philadelphia on a ship to New Hampshire as they ate dinner. With the help of the Free Black and abolitionist communities, she lived as a fugitive for the rest of her life. This ritual is the first in a living monument series to a forgotten Founding Mother.

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TEAM:
Sabura Rashid – director
Joy Brooke Fairfield – developmental dramaturg
Kevin Powell [Glasgow] – costume consultant
Ak Jansen – costume fabricator
Gregory Corbino – associate dramaturg
Jill McDermid – institutional producer
Johnny Fego – video producer
Steve Maing – video director
Graceson Abreu – associate dramaturg
Rudy Malveaux – outreach consultant
Marisol Valle – residency maintenance
Valerie Sharpe – public relations
Darryl Aiken-Afam – security
Keisha Meowisha Kenyatta Kitty Catson – mascot

EXTENDED THANKS:
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Ebony Noelle Golden
Monica Hunken
Tracey Lee Conyers
Amy Miyang Ginter
mayfield brooks
Veronica Vera
Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Linda Montano
Gan Golan
Raquel de Anda
Marc Enette
Dave Rudbarg
Mary Dean Wilson
Cedric Hill
Brandy Butler
Theatre Neumarkt
Laurie Arbeiter
Ela Thier
Dee Dee Maucher
Leda Resurreccion
Crystal Clarity
John Sims
Willie Dean
Bonita Oliver
John Quilty
Anthony Roberts
The Mighty Gareth
Pop the Balloon Man
James James