Partner: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Location: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Dates: October 14, 2019 (reading). A multi-night run is scheduled for April 2021.

Moonlight Abolitionists is a one-act site-specific one-act plays written by Patrick Gabridge for Mount Auburn Cemetery . This play is designed to be performed as a concert reading (with the actors at music stands) under the full moon at Washington Tower in the Cemetery. Moonlight Abolitionists presents a swirling conversation between six abolitionists buried at Mount Auburn, performed under the full moon–Harriet Jacobs, Samuel Gridley Howe, George and Mary Stearns, Joshua Bowen Smith, and Charles Turner Torrey. The reading in 2019 was directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.