My Place Is Right Here: Hugh Burnett and the Fight for a Better Canada by Aaron Haddad
This play is a research-based, dramatic exploration and celebration of little known African-Canadian hero Hugh Burnett's personhood and human rights legacy. The setting of the play is the world of Hugh Burnett's memory and our memory. Like our dreams, it is not confined by space or conventional rules. Through the interplay of text, theatre and movement, it is hoped that Hugh Burnett may speak his memory and our memory even as memory shifts and changes like the countless grains of a sand dune.
Male roles: 2 (Hugh Burnett + 1 chorus member)
Female roles: 1 (chorus member)
Run time: 65 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
In its inaugural run Hugh Burnett was played by 1 male actor. The Sand Chorus consisted of 4 actors, 1 male actor and 3 female actors. The Sand Chorus can be as small as 2 actors, or as large as the director deems fit.
This work is best played without an intermission.
Selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2020 Black Screenplays and Stories African-American Screenwriting Competition.
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