History At Play™, LLC was founded in 2010 to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten figures and produces Immersive Living History experiences, educational workshops, motivational speeches, and corporate facilitation for audiences across the nation and virtually. The troupe repertoire includes solo and ensemble performances spanning over 200 years of history: From the American War for Independence; to Abolitionism and the Civil War; Transcendentalism and Suffrage; to the Civil Rights Movement; World War II; NASA shuttle missions and much more. We have artists and programs complementing BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ content and personas. All productions are originally produced and copyright protected.
History At Play™, LLC productions are researched, written, and produced by Artistic Director and Founder Judith Kalaora. Kalaora is an award-winning playwright, educator, and living historian. She gradauted Syracuse University Magna cum Laude and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Acting and Performance, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture. Kalaora further strengthened her training at the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre of London, England. History At Play™, LLC is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ like-minded artists worlwide.
Additional Productions available upon request. 2021 Program Manual available. All programs can be performed via livestream as well as in-person and many programs have an Archived Performance Video option that clients can rent for a specified amount of time.
History At Play™, LLC Solo Repertoire
~ Rendezvous with Rachel Revere™- American Revolutionary War, The Seige of Boston, Battles of Lexington & Concord, Women's Issues, Military (Commissioned by the Paul Revere Memorial Assoc/Paul Revere House)
~ MADAM SARAH™: A Widow on the Precipice of Power - Medical Innovation, Co-Educational Reform, American Revolutionary War, Women's Issues, Enslavement, Boston Massacre (Commissioned by the Hingham Historical Society)
~ Chit Chat with The Madisons™ - War of 1812, Burning of the White House, Madison Administration, Bipartisanism, Americanism (1 or 2 person program)
~ I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone™ - Abolitionism, Civil War, Social Justice, Women's Issues, Voter Suppression, Women's Suffrage
~ Tinseltown Inventor™: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr - Hollywood, World War II, Spread Spectrum Technology, Wifi, Nationalism/Jingoism, Ethnicity, Women's Issues
~ CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe™ - Educational Reform, Integration & Diversity, Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, Space Exploration & Technology
- COMING Summer 2022 - Diana of LOVE™ - Mental Health Awareness / Stigma, Monarchy, International Relations, Women's Issues, Global Crises (land mines / war-torn nations), Illness Acceptance (HIV, AIDs, Immuno-Compromisation) - 25th Anniversary of the passing of Lady Diana Spencer Princess of Wales.
History At Play™, LLC Ensemble Performance
~ A Downton Experience™- Comedy, Edwardian England, Aristocracy, Labor Force, Labor Rights
~ How Long Must We Wait?™ - Performance Art, Suffrage, Abolitionism, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Women's Issues, BIPOC (Commissioned by the City of Boston and Suffrage100MA)
~ Cato & Dolly: A New American Play - Enslavement, American Revolutionary War, Women's Issues, BIPOC (Written by Patrick Gabridge, Plays in Place, and originally produced for The Bostonian Society/Revolutionary Spaces)
Improvisational Acting: Building Confidence with Play! Utilizing Improvisation and Playback performance techniques to improve communication skills, establish rapport, foster mediation, and mitigate trauma/stress. Nationally accredited Playback Improvisation instructor Judith Kalaora has been training adults in corporate and community settings since 2012.
Clients include National Park Service, Wounded Warrior Project, The Bob Dole Institute of Politics, The United States Daughters of the War of 1812, Colonial Dames of America, National Society of the Sons/Daughters of the American Revolution, The Society of the Cincinnati, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, New-York Historical Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society, Partners Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Brandeis National Committee, The Paul Revere House, Old South Meeting House (Revolutionary Spaces), Boston Public Library, Greenville Chautauqua, ZOLL Medical Corporation, HEI Hotels, Marriott International (Pulse Vacation Club), Neuberger Berman, MIT Endicott House, Newton Community Education, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Newbridge on the Charles, Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI), Road Scholar/Elderhostel, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston Jewish Film Festival, The Cabot Theatre, Wood Memorial Library & Museum, Hampshire House ("Cheers"), and many more.
For more information, visit www.HistoryAtPlay.com and follow us on social media @HistoryAtPlay .