By New Play Frontiers playwrights Sanjit De Silva & Deepa Purohit

From the playwrights:

“Our play follows the intersecting lives of three complex characters who all have roots in eastern Pennsylvania: an 18th century Lenape woman, Hannah, in search of her ancestral homeland; a present day Indian-American college student, Gayatri, who was born in India and is in jeopardy of being sent back; and Frederick, an African-American Sheriff who, amidst a winter storm in July, unexpectedly uncovers the truth of his past. The play explores the question: Who has a right to decide what places we claim as our home?"

Guest Panelists

  • Dr. Cara Blume, Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Dr. Valerian DeSousa, Associate Professor of Sociology, West Chester University
  • Nina Guzmán, Executive Director of Alianzas de Phoenixville
  • Doug Miller, Historian, Pennsbury Manor
  • Ryan Victor “Opalanietet” Pierce, Theatre practitioner and founder of The Eagle Project