The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.
Written and Conceived by Gene Bruskin
In Collaboration with:
Director and Choreographer Darryl! Moch
Musical Director Glenn Pearson, with Chester Burke
Julia Nixon, Ariel Jacobson, Lecount Holmes, Jenna Rose Stein, Darryl! Moch