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In March 2023, Perisphere will produce the world premiere of The Storehouse by Joanna Castle Miller! The play will be directed by Amberrain Andrews. We are now accepting resumes and self-tapes from actors interested in auditioning!

The Storehouse is based on the real-life interactions between the writers Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and Harriet Jacobs (Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl). The two abolitionists clash over the best way to use the story of Jacobs’s life. Later, in the afterlife, they consider the divergent ways in which history has treated them.

Joanna Castle Miller (pictured on the left) is an NY-based playwright, performer, and satirist. Her play EKPHRASIS, commissioned by We the Women Collective, received its first developmental reading in New York in September 2022. Another, SH@MED, was included on Kilroy’s List in 2020 and was a finalist in the Jewish Plays Project in 2021. As the founder and executive producer of Wait Don’t Leave Productions, Joanna focuses on projects related to historical memory.

Amberrain Andrews (pictured on the right) is a graduating senior acting major with a minor in theatre arts administration at Howard University. Amberrain has been seen  off-Broadway as Stacy in Foreign Bodies and as Lauren in HIT! The Movie. She was the assistant director and producer of the Howard Players 2021 new work 21 Strings: A Rhyme and the assistant director of Howard University’s recent production of Seven Guitars.

The Storehouse will have 10 performances at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, March 10 – 25, 2023.

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