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Buffalo Soldier: The Cathay Williams Story

April 2021

In development Covid style. 
Recently, we were delighted to hear the first read-through of playwright Nora Ogunleye’s script “Buffalo Soldier: The Cathay Williams Story”, commissioned by The Illuminated Stage for student audiences.
Born to an enslaved mother and free father, Cathay’s fascinating life led her to enlist in the U.S. Regular Army in 1866 under the name "William Cathay". For three years, she was able to serve in the army as a man.
A very talented group of actors brought the script to life via Zoom – and that’s not easy!
Thank you Nora, Sydnee Graves, Desirée Dabney, Jónel Jones and Charlotte Topp. Looking forward to our next workshop session!