Solo multi-character performances by actor/playwright Mike Wiley.
Mike Wiley tours eight original one-person documentary theatre performances throughout the US. These works include:
ONE NOBLE JOURNEY: A BOX MARKED FREEDOM, the true story of Henry “Box” Brown, a slave who crated and mailed himself to freedom.
BREACH OF PEACE, recounting personal stories of the Freedom Riders of 1961.
JACKIE ROBINSON: A GAME APART, about African-American athletes who pushed the color barrier to its breaking point.
TIRED SOULS: THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, documenting men and women who stood up for Jim Crow segregation. (These are full one-person dramatic performances. An additional contract document will be issued by Mike Wiley Productions. See descriptions of each play at https://www.goingbarefoot.com/artist_wiley.php
Use this link to view “Lift Every Voice, a compilation video including excerpts from all touring productions: https://vimeo.com/670366964
View Mike Wiley study guides, tech rider, stage plot and other resources here: https://www.goingbarefoot.com/toolkit_wiley.php
Mike Wiley is a North Carolina-based actor & playwright whose compelling works of documentary theatre yield rich and powerful journeys to milestones and turning points of a cultural history. With a remarkable ability to inspire dialog, his creative vision and talents are broad and magnetic. He shares a gift that helps audiences and communities start to peel layers of misunderstanding. When the curtain comes down on a performance, the experience has far from “ended.” It’s much more likely that light may have seeped through. Wiley’s overriding goal is expanding cultural awareness for audiences of all ages through dynamic portrayals based on pivotal moments in African-American history and, in doing so, helping to unveil a richer picture of the American experience.