Judith Kalaora, founder and artistic director of History At Play, has garnered nationwide attention for her one-woman, living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society. Her breakout performance in A Revolution of Her Own. has received accolades from journalists, actors, and historians alike and has earned national recognition, as the performance was an Official Selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival, performing on 42nd Street, New York City. Now, Deborah Sampson travels to Boothbay Harbor to tell her incredible story in an outdoor performance at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. A one-time only special event!
Featured in news media outlets, including WCVB Boston, CBS WBZ The Jordan Rich Show, The Associated Press, and The Washington Times, Kalaora expressed the delight and difficulty in portraying America’s first professional female soldier, Deborah Sampson. Jordan Rich states, “She’s a one-woman force of nature and inhabits these women…it takes people like Judith to bring these stories to life…these lost pieces of history.” The Associated Press described Kalaora as a woman “drawn to characters who seem conflicted about society’s gender roles…Kalaora not only portrays these women on stage, she emulates them in life, starting her own company to portray and educate about ‘influential, but oft forgotten women.’”