Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights

Howard Community College

Recital Hall - Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center

April 2, 2014

12:00 pm

Free & Open to the Public

is a dynamic humanities project in which senior adults from the Baltimore area perform their personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights.

Harriet Lynn, oral historian, is the director of this project working with participants who will share and perform their stories.

Featuring: John Billy, Shirley Billy, Lu Coleman, Janice Grant

& Patricia Leak

Sandra Abbott, UMBC, CADVC - original producer 2012-13

Here Come the Ladies:  Legends of British Music Hall

& Vaudeville Entertainment

Johns Hopkins University

Odyssey Spring 2014

March 5, 12 & 26, 2014

7:00 pm

In Honor of Women’s History Month

Ella Shields,  Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd

Harriet Lynn, lecturer

Ella Shields

Vesta Tilley

Marie Lloyd

Harriet Lynn

Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium

  featured interview in


online museum publication

February 2014 Issue

interviewer:  Thomas Canavan

Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium

116 W.University Parkway     Penthouse 3

Baltimore, MD 21210

ph/fax: 410-235-4457     cp:  443-630-5312

photo credit:  Afro-American Newspaper

A host of intriguing programs and projects throughout the year.

Please scroll down for viewing what’s happening in 2014.

More programs and events will be added as appropriate.

An Evening with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Reading Features Works By and About Baltimore's

Most Famous Jazz Age Couple

Featuring UB faculty and staff, as well as members of the community,

several of Baltimore's best readers.

University of Baltimore  - Student Center - Wright Theatre

21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD

April 10, 2014  7:30 pm

Jonathan Shorr, UB Professor - Producer/Director

Harriet Lynn featured as one of the readers hear

on radio The Signal  WYPR-FM  88.1 as “Zelda”

F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald

Harriet Lynn of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium directs this dynamic originaloral history performance program. O Say Can You Feel...The Flag Story Project, featured at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in conjunction with the new exhibit,

For Whom It Stands.

Premieres, May 17, 2014 in conjunction opening of exhibit

11 am & 1 pm performances at RFLM

Additional Performances 2014

Weinberg Village - Owings Mills - Aug. 24

RFL Museum - Sept. 13     War Memorial Building - Nov. 11

RFL Museum - Dec. 12

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture

Harriet Lynn

Guest  T’ai Chi Instructor

Celebrity Millennium

Singapore, Bangkok, Vietnam, Hong Kong

February 2014

Harriet Lynn instructing  passengers

aboard Celebrity Millennium

Telling His-Story, Her-Story

Docent & Volunteer Training Playshop

Clifton Park Mansion

A workshop series to enhance and enrich guided tours thru

storytelling, creative & drama skill training

Led by Harriet Lynn

Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium

Saturday, June 7, 2014  10 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 8 12 pm - 2:30 pm &

August 23, 2014

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For details contact Sue Brooks at Historic Clifton Park Mansion


Home to both Captain Henry Thomas, leader of 1st Baltimore Horse Artillery - War of 1812


Summer Estate of

Johns Hopkins, Philanthropist

Clifton Park Mansion - Baltimore, MD

SEPTEMBER 2014 Debuts

November 16, 2014  - 1:00 pm

First Public Performance at Jewish Museum of MD

The Ghost of Mendes Cohen

As part of the AMAZE-ing Mendes new exhibit opening at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in September 2014 the character of Mendes Cohen (1796 - 1879) will also come to life. This fascinating gentleman at age 18 fought in the War of 1812 (Battle of Baltimore at Ft. Mc Henry, 2014), successful businessman, philanthropist, patriot, world traveler - the first American to sail down the Nile.

Mendes was a man of many talents, lives and adventures.

The Mendes Cohen character will join the Leo V. Berger Immigrant Trunk Program and be an ongoing living history program through the Education Department the Jewish Museum of MD

Grant Cloyd as Mendes Cohen

Jonathan Scott Fuqua, Playwright

Harriet Lynn, Producer/Director

Joseph Wood.
Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1978.67.1

Mendes I. Cohen, c. 1835-1840 by Unknown Artist.
Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society, 1947.22.2

HCC - April 2, 2014

Three of ten participants (L to R):

Nicole Ayo Williams, John Wesley Williams, Reisha Raney

Harriet Lynn - demonstrating T’ai Chi

aboard Celebrity Millennium

Asian Cruise - February 2014

O Say Can You Feel..The Flag Story Project featured in the Beacons Newspapers Baltimore edition, May 2014 issue &

    The Signal, 88.1 FM   WYPR-FM

Harriet Lynn

serving as

guest senior theatre consultant

T’ai Chi for Senior Performers & Senior Theatre Critic

Senior Theatre USA Festival and Conference

June 8 - 12, 2014

Bally’s Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City, NJ

Harriet Lynn - Who’s Who in Senior Theatre

Harriet Lynn as

Ella Shields

Harriet Lynn, Community Liaison,
Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance tuition-free 
Training Program for Boys 
May 19, 4:30 pm  Peabody Dance Studio - Main Campus
May 29, 5:00 pm Peabody Dance Studio - Towson Campus
Registration & Information:  410-234-4626

Johns Hopkins - Peabody Preparatory

Featured on Fox 45 televsion - April 27, 2014

O Say Can You Feel Featured on

The Signal WYPR-FM   88.1 FM

Volunteers in training at Clifton Mansion

Bessie Bluefeld

created in 2013 for

Leo V. Berger Trunk Program of

Jewish Museum of MD

Now on You Tube

Featuring Terry Nicholetti as “Bessie Bluefeld”

Playwright - Jonathan Scott Fuqua

Director - Harriet Lynn

Harriet Lynn

Tai Chi


Summer-Fall 2014

Clay Taliaferro - Artist-in Residence

creating Living History Lecture Demonstration Program

with members of the Estelle Dennis Peabody Dance Program for Boys

as part of the 2014-2015 Peabody Dance Centennial

with support from the Maryland Humanities Council

Vincent Thomas assistant

Harriet Lynn - photographer/videographer/co-script writer

Harriet Lynn serves on Peabody Centennial Dance Committee

Clayton Taliaferro - Professor Emeritus       Duke Univeristy                                    formerly with Jose Limon and              Donald McKayle Companies

                                 Sandy Spring Museum                              


              Emancipation Proclamation: 150 Years Later

                            an oral history performance

                            Director: Harriet Lynn of HTAC

  in celebration of 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation in Maryland

        Premiere Performance:  November 1, 2014  Sandy Spring Museum

                       with additional community performances in 2014

Nov. 16 - Sandy Spring Friends School

Nov. 20 - Sherwood High School

Dec. 2 - Olney Library

    Harriet Lynn

Grant Cloyd, actor

as JMM’s Mendes Cohen

Rehearsal session for Emancipation Proclamation with some participants at Sandy Spring Museum

Bruun Studios



meaningful community sharing with elder “leaves” of community with creative youth groups & art

7 programs  7 artists  49 “leaves”

7 creative youth groups

Harriet Lynn participating with Chestnut Group

with Muse 350

Kevin Moreno writer & Sarah Eisenberg coordinator

Paris Johnson - artist

Harriet Lynn & Paris Johnson

at Chestnut Group event

Harriet Lynn sharing at

Chestnut Group event

Rehearsal session for Emancipation Proclamation with some participants at Sandy Spring Museum

Vivienne Shub - A Tribute

Jewish Museum of MD

November 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Family and friends pay a loving tribute to this

grand lady of the theatre and community

Harriet Lynn - Mistress of Ceremonies & Cousin

Vivienne Shub

1918- 2014