Gee’s Bend


Apr 15 – May 2, 2010

Written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Directed by Marc Williams

Gee’s Bend by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder is based on the true story of the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, whose innovative quilts now hang in our nation’s most prestigious art museums.  Through family, faith, and quilting, the members of this isolated African-American community survived slavery, the Great Depression, and Jim Crow, in their journey toward becoming great American artists.

PRESS AND REVIEWS:

Burning Coal’s Darkly Humorous Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and Gee’s Bend Examine Artmaking” by Kate Dobbs Arial for CVNC 

Burning Coal Opens Spring Repertory With GEE’S BEND and SOUTHEASTERN” from Broadway World 

 

 

 

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