Mother Emanuel is a dramatic interpretation of the events that transpired at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. On that evening at around 8pm, a young white male entered the Bible Study which was occurring at the time and sat there until around 9:05pm when at that time he shot nine members of the Bible Study group.
 
The interpretation of their Bible Study is an homage to a specific religious experience. In the story telling, the piece travels through the past and present lives of these nine men and women.
 
Mother Emanuel tells the story of nine courageous warriors in their last hour of life.

 

Written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Adam Mace and Christian Lee Branch and Concieved, Directed and Choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, the play recieved it's world premiere at The 20th NY Internatonal Fringe Festival.

 

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MOTHER EMANUEL

© 2019, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

"Witness to whence I came, where I am. Witness to what I've seen and the possibilities that I think I see..."

  - James Baldwin -