The H Street Oral History Project Festival

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

The H Street Oral History Project is an ambitious, multi-year venture in partnership with DC Public Libraries and with support from the National Endowment of the Arts to chronicle the H Street Corridor. Three DC playwrights—with support from one dramaturg—interviewed past and current residents of the H Street neighborhood and created three brand new full-length plays and three monologues surrounding the history and enduring legacy of the neighborhood.

The interviews focused on the protests in 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the summer 2020 protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd. The Festival is  a celebration of one of DC's most enduring neighborhoods, and all interviews and plays will be archived in the DC Public Library oral history collections.

The H Street Oral History Project is sponsored by the Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Humanities DC and Mosaic Partners Circle Advocates Debbie Goldman and Craig Pascal.

Events Include: 
Reading of George on H by Gethsemane Herron-Coward followed by talk-back in Lang Theatre/Atlas
DC History Center Panel Discussion about the Past, Present and Future of the H Street Corridor in the Lang Theatre/Atlas
Reading of Smoke by Dane Figueroa Edidi followed by a talk-back in the Lang Theatre/Atlas
Psalmayene 24 and Jane Lang In Conversation in the Lang Theatre/Atlas on Redeveloping the Atlas and the Growth of the Arts on H Street
Reading of Central Time by James J. Johnson followed by a talk-back in the Lang Theatre/Atlas
Justice Walks Walking Tour of H Street Corridor

Production Information

Show Type
World Premiere or New Work