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Thirst for Freedom at NH Theatre Project

September 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join AIR to see NHTP’s Thirst for Freedom on Friday, September 29th at 7:30pm in Portsmouth, NH!

  • Open to returning AIR participants ages 13+
  • Free of charge
  • Transportation assistance available if needed within the Greater Seacoast area.

From NHTP:

The story of Ona Judge will inspire and touch your heart. Enslaved by George and Martha Washington, she dares to defy her circumstances​ by ​fleeing their Philadelphia residence in search of a new life ​in Portsmouth, NH. Her unwavering determination, strength, and sacrifice facing incredible obstacles and dangers make for a riveting and important story.

Thirst for Freedom is directed by Kim Starling and features performances by Seda Tuncok as Ona and Matt Recine as John Langdon, along with Jordan Raymond, Lionel Loveless, John Bolduc, Haley Devalliere, John Jenks Seymour, Richard Glenn Ward, and Clark Kaddy as Dame Sally. Thirst for Freedom is co-produced by Jukwaa Mazoa Theatre Productions and in association with The Black Heritage Trail of NH and The Players’ Ring.

“This may be a historical play but the story it tells is still relevant to our experience today. Degrading laws are still being enacted with impunity, books being banned for the sake of weaponized ignorance, and knees still crushing the civil liberties of too many.  We go backward if we do not heed the lessons of the past and that is what art, theatre, books and music provide us access to in the here and now.”   Kim Starling, Director of Thirst for Freedom

About AIR Programs:

  • Open to teen girls and gender expansive youth who feel like AIR is the right community for them.
  • Teens of all artistic abilities and skill levels are welcome. No prior experience required!
  • AIR is free of charge and provides transportation assistance to families in the Greater Seacoast area.

How To Register

New to AIR?

Visit www.artsinreach.org/register to register online or print a physical registration form.

Returning to AIR?

If you have already filled out a registration form, simply email i[email protected] to sign up for specific programs/workshops/field trips.


Contact [email protected] or call 603-433-4278.


September 29, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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