A “theatrical album” of stories about the history of Cincinnati music, racial equality, the development of the city and the history of King Records. From the multitude of immigrant music, to the racially integrated workings of King Records and the unique business sense and dealings of Syd Nathan, to the way the city has grown, developed and changed, to issues of racial equality and how (or if) it has changed in the last thirty years… we are asking Cincinnatians far and wide to share their personal stories with us. These stories will eventually inspire a theatrical reading of a play compiled by KJ Sanchez titled “Cincinnati King.”
American Records Theater Company and Cincinnati Playhouse join forces for this unique project. Our mission is to collect stories and share them with others in order to preserve a unique part of Cincinnati’s history, to foster understanding and ignite dialogue.
Stories will be collected between November 2012 and July 2013. A public presentation of this album will be held August 31st, 2013 @ 7PM at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Please contact us for further information.