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The Fossett Family (working title)

Executive Produced by Ed Szylinski

A new-work being developed by Gerrard James, Melissa Mowry, Melody Erfani, Nathaniel Johnson, Sasha Hawkins, Sean Michael Welch, Stephanie Anuwe, Suzanne Darrell 

The Lower East Side Shakespeare Company is excited to announce that we have received a First Stage Residency from the Drama League. 

AUGUST 2, 2019

THE FOSSETT FAMILY (working title) is based on the true story of Joseph and Edith Fossett's life. Following Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, Joseph Fossett became a free man, one of five persons freed from slavery by the terms of Jefferson's will. However, his wife Edith and their 10 children were put up for sale with the rest of Jefferson's "belongings" to pay off his incredible debt. The play follows their amazing journey that displays their strength of will, the testament to family and daring rescues.