Finding North – David Gonzalez FREE


Sun, Dec 4, 2022    
7:00 pm-9:30 pm


Old Dutch Church
272 Wall St, Kingston, NY, 12401

Event Type

The City of Kingston and Old Dutch Church celebrate Harriet Tubman “Journey to Freedom” with a special LIVE presentation of “Finding North”. Written by and music performance by David Gonzalez; Performance and additional text by Actor Daniel Carlton. Family-friendly, best for age 12 to adult.
FINDING NORTH brings to life the powerful stories of the sacrifices and dreams of John P. Parker, a formerly enslaved man who helped fugitive enslaved people escape through the Underground Railroad in southern Ohio. Drawn from historical research, Parker’s tale is woven together with verbatim interviews and oral histories from contemporary community members who tell their stories of searching for haven in modern-day America. A timely and provocative contribution to the national conversation about prejudice, privilege, and human rights, the play is both an exploration and celebration of the continuing quest for justice and freedom in America.
Originally written by David Gonzalez and commissioned by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to celebrate the opening of Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad Freedom Center, FINDING NORTH is being revisited and updated through the collaboration of David Gonzalez with performer/director Daniel Carlton. Carlton will captivate the audience with his one-man performance of John Parker and all the other characters, while accompanied by Gonzalez playing blues guitar. The piece concludes with a dynamic audience talk-back.