Meet us in Nashville, TN, on Friday, February 28, 2020 for the premiere of  STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium. Click here for ticket information.

Additional Projection Design by

KADESH DuBOSE

SPECIAL THANKS...

To the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts for its role in the development of this work.

Conceived, Written and Music Directed by

NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR.


Lighting Design by

HELEN GARCIA-ALTON

CHRISTIAN HARWARD

TAYLOR MILTON

AILEEN MITCHENER

TYESHA NANCE

ROY PATTEN, JR.


"STIRRING THE WATERS..." IN THE NEWS...

Click below to read the Washington Post feature announcing the workshop presentation and performance reviews by D.C. Metro Theatre Arts and the Washington Informer!


TERIAUNA DURAN

KIANA EBONE'

AUSTIN FARROW

NIKOLAI GRANADOS

MONIQUE STEELE GRIFFITHS


Asst. Music Directed by

PAUL BYSSAINTHE, JR.

Casting by

CHARLES COWARD

CANDACE POTTS

DANIEL SMITH

DARRICK SPELLER

KIMBERLY THEVENIN


STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA is one of the first works to be developed through the Kennedy Center’s newly-inaugurated Social Impact Residency. The production will commence touring in 2020.

Directed by

ERIC RUFFIN

"STIRRING THE WATERS..." WORKSHOP AT THE KENNEDY CENTER REACH

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, we were pleased to present a workshop presentation of STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA before a standing-room-only crowd at The Kennedy Center REACH. Scroll down to read performance reviews.

National Touring Cast

Produced by NEWORKS PRODUCTIONS

and EDGEWOOD VENTURES


"Electrifying. Awakening. ...Exquisitely bold and utterly holy"

-D.C. Metro Theatre Arts



"STIRRING THE WATERS..." SHOWCASED AT THE REACH OPENING FESTIVAL

The Opening Festival for The REACH, the expansion project of the Kennedy Center, featured an open rehearsal of STIRRING THE WATERS...  on Saturday, September 7, 1:00 to 4:30pm. Here are images and video from this showcase.

"STIRRING THE WATERS..." TESTIMONIALS


STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA is a multimedia touring production illuminating the Civil Rights Movement for new audiences. Conceived by American composer Nolan Williams, Jr., STIRRING THE WATERS... combines captivating music, spoken word and dance with stunning visuals to highlight seminal moments from the Movement from 1954 to 1968, connecting the past with the present.

DON'T MISS THE NASHVILLE PREMIERE OF "STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA." CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO.

Choreographed by

KIANA EBONÉ

Projection Design by

JON-SESRIE GOFF

"STIRRING THE WATERS... should be seen throughout the country. It's an impeccably woven work, piecing together the history of America and current day events with beautiful music and text. I can't wait to see it again and again!"

-ARIEL DAVIS, Program Manager, Social Impact, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


"Georgetown University has had the honor of working with Nolan Williams for more than a decade and is proud that musical works commissioned by the university are featured in his inspirational production STIRRING THE WATERS ACROSS AMERICA."
-MARY HAINES, Director of Protocol and Events, Georgetown University


"Through its images, music, dance, and overall narrative, STIRRING THE WATERS... offers a multi-sensory, inspiring experience that... is brilliant, stunning, and stirring... [It] links the past to the present, while offering a solution-oriented blueprint for an improved future. Williams and his team have set the mark high and America is better off for it!"
-ROBERT J. PATTERSON, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University and author of Destructive Desires: Rhythm and Blues Culture and the Politics of Racial Equality