Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard

Postponed to Fall 2024

Alliance Theatre Presents
Award-winning author and playwright Pearl Cleage’s new play written for the 50th anniversary Maynard Jackson’s landmark election as Atlanta’s first Black mayor.

By Pearl Cleage

Award-winning author and playwright Pearl Cleage explores the election of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor, from the vantage point of a historian and insider – Cleage served as Jackson’s press secretary during and following his campaign.  In choosing to tell the story of the 1973 landmark election and Jackson’s legacy, we are introduced to everyday citizens of Atlanta as they recollect the significance of the election. By reflecting back to this transformative moment in our city's past, Cleage invites us to dream about the future we want to build.     

Commissioned by Ford’s Theatre as part of The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions


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