Liberated Muse Arts Group

Transforming Spaces Into Arts Places

In Her Words (50 min)



Summary: Cass is up late finishing a paper and visited by the ghost of her idol, writer Lucille Clifton. Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Zora Neale Hurston make appearances in this glimpse into the transformative lives of some of our most renowned entertainers who were pivotal in social justice movements in the United States. How far have we really come?

In Her Words was produced by Liberated Muse Arts Group and debuted at the MLK Public Library in Washington DC in Feb. 2012. It was later presented by the United States Peace Corps that month as part of its Black History Month Programming. In 2013, the production was showcased by Prince George’s County Library System (PGCLS), Alexandria Library System (ALS) in Virginia, the Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth’s and the Potter’s House in Washington, DC. In 2014, the production toured, returning to PGCLS, and ALS, and debuting at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum.

In Her Words is a 50-minute theatrical musical that explores the intersection of race, gender and social activism through the lives of six legendary African-American creatives. In Her Words educates the audience while engaging them with emotional theater and musical moments that are drawn directly from the lives of the women portrayed. During the 2014 season, the women explored were:

Zora Neale Hurston

Lena Horne

Nina Simone

Katherine Dunham

Billie Holiday

Lucille Clifton

Different women may be highlighted each year and the format of the show is flexible in that the story line may be modified for each audience. Show for All Ages. Learn more here. Book This Show Today!