VISCERAL POWER PLAY

The High Ground

  • Credits

    By Nathan Alan Davis
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

  • Location

    Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle

  • Run Time

    to be determined

A Black man in an army uniform stands his ground atop Tulsa’s Standpipe Hill, bearing witness to the destruction and desecration of Tulsa’s Greenwood District — but other forces, both friendly and hostile, conspire to remove him. A play in conversation with Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 1921 race massacre, The High Ground offers a complex portrait of what it means to root, to resist and to proceed from devastation.

 

Support for The High Ground is provided by , , and David Bruce Smith and the Grateful American Foundation.

The High Ground is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.