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McCarter Theater Hosts Play Readings for the Princeton & Slavery Project

A series of commissioned plays, written by award-winning playwrights from around the world, help bring the Princeton & Slavery Project’s findings to a broad public audience. “The historical records sometimes fall flat, remaining silent, when we so want to hear our characters’ voices,” says Professor Marni Sandweiss, the project’s director, noting that historians communicate by presenting facts that are footnoted. “Artists have different rules of their craft. Playwrights can use their imaginations and creativity without the constraints of annotations to get inside the heads of the individuals.” Read the article at CentralJersey.com.

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