A From Chains to Gains production

Part of the inaugural BUILD Residency sponsored by the Richard King Mellon Foundation
October 20-29, 2023
Schedule & Performances Times TBA
August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Theater

Co-Producer: Neville Brooks, Dwayne Fulton, and Shaunda McDill
Written by Dominique Briggs, Monteze Freeland, and Patrice Wade Johnson
Script Supervisor: Randall Dottin
Composer: Dwayne Fulton

OUR SONG is a musical parable that travels with one family through the Transatlantic trade to Haiti, the shores of New Orleans, to Pittsburgh’s Steeltown, where we witness a legacy forged in the fires of history’s most trying times. The production is an academic and emotional musical journey through time, with songs and rhythms from the continent of Africa to the powerful soul-stirring Gospel music of today. Audiences will traverse through pain and sorrow, emerge into triumph and victory, and celebrate with an ongoing hope for tomorrow.