atlantic canada: Her research inspired her to write the musical, which she also produces and directs, according to The Chronicle Herald. It tells the story of the many slaves that journeyed to the Maritimes in search of freedom. In 2014, Johnson spent a year in Nova Scotia as a Fulbright Fellow, researching The Underground Railroad and its connection to Atlantic Canada. The dramatic musical was first performed at the Dalhousie Performing Arts Centre and the Alderney Landing theatre in 2014. Half a dozen performance artists from the Halifax area will travel to the Big Apple to perform the musical at NYU's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Now, sponsored by New York University NYU and donations from the public, Johnson is taking the musical to New York City, where it will be a featured part of New York's African American History Month celebrations. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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