History At Play was founded in 2010 to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten women and continues to produce immersive living history performance experiences for audiences of all ages across the nation. The performance repertoire currently includes seven solo performances and 2 ensemble performances with original scripts researched, written, and produced by History At Play's Artistic Director and Founder Judith Kalaora. Kalaora is a professional writer, actress, educator, and living historian. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, where she graduated Magna cum Laude, and attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, in London, England. History At Play is woman-owned and operated with a commitment to employ artists from the Northeast region. Our troupe currently consists of 10-15 performers and adminstrative staff.
Some of the historical eras and subjects portrayed include:
~ American Revolutionary War (A Revolution of Her Own! Deborah Sampson)
~ American Revolutionary War, The Seige of Boston, Battles of Lexington & Concord (Rendezvous with Rachel Revere)
~ War of 1812, Burning of the White House, Madison Administration, Bipartisanism (Chit Chat with The Presidentess Dolley Madison)
~ Abolitionism, Civil War, and Women's Suffrage (I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone)
~ World War II (World War Women: The Unsung Heroines of WWII)
~ Hollywood, World War II, Technology (Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr)
~ Education, Civil Rights, Space and Technology (CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe)
~ A Downton Experience Dinner Theatre
~ The House of Hancock: Hamilton Inspired History
Clients include but are not limited: The National Park Service, The Bob Dole Institute of Politics, The United States Daughters of the War of 1812, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the New-York Historical Society, Partners Healthcare, Brandeis National Committee, The Paul Revere House, Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Library, Arts Escape, Asa Waters Mansion, The Freedom Trail Foundation, Newton Community Education, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Newbridge on the Charles, Orchard Cove, Fox Hill Village, Amazing Things Arts Center, Ashland Historical Society, The Cabot Theatre, Wood Memorial Library and Museum, MIT Endicott House, Hampshire House (Cheers), and many more.
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