Partner: Mount Auburn Cemetery

Location: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Dates: October 14, 2019. September 20-22, 2021.

Moonlight Abolitionists is a one-act site-specific one-act play 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 performances in in 2019 and 2021 were directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian.