The Storehouse

Performance Dates

The Storehouse is based on the real-life interactions between the writers Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and Harriet Jacobs (Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl). Attempting to become the first fugitive enslaved woman to publish her story by her own hand, Harriet Jacobs approaches the world-famous Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe for her help, and the result alters both of their lives and legacies forever. This play explores the structural forces that prevent people from telling their own stories and what is required of writers who create from a place of privilege.

Perisphere Theater's production is the world premiere of The Storehouse by Joanna Castle Miller. Miller is an NY-based playwright, performer, and satirist. Her play EKPHRASIS, commissioned by We the Women Collective, received its first developmental reading in New York in September 2022. Another, SH@MED, was included on Kilroy’s List in 2020 and was a finalist in the Jewish Plays Project in 2021. As the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions, Joanna focuses on projects related to historical memory.

Production Information

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


Harriet Jacobs
Harriet Beecher Stowe

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