Out of the Vineyard

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Joe’s Movement Emporium presents a new theater performance work by playwright Psalmayene 24, Out of the Vineyard, as part of the Freedom Stories initiative. Out of the Vineyard is based on the history book A Question of Freedom: The Families who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to Civil War by William G. Thomas III, constructed through interviews with descendants of enslaved families and people connected to the history of freedom suits in Prince George’s County. Weaving together monologues that excavate a buried chapter in American history, Out of the Vineyard makes difficult knowledge accessible through stories of individuals and their experience of race and the legacy of slavery.

Production Information

Show Type
World Premiere or New Work
Approximate Running Time
100 minutes



Creative Team

Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Stage Manager