Boston Author Jabari Asim Reimagines Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion On Stage

When Boston-based writer Jabari Asim began writing what would become “Brother Nat: Rise. Revolt. Redemption.” more than nine years ago, he thought of the production as a collection of poems. “I outline the story as I see it and then write songs and lyrics,” he explained.

An amalgamation of a musical and an opera, “Brother Nat: Rise. Revolt. Redemption.” tells the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831 that killed more than 60 white slave-owners. The play will be showing at the Paramount Center on Thursday, Oct. 25.

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