A one-woman drama set at Monticello in the days before Thomas Jefferson’s death on July 4, 1826. The play explores the thoughts and feelings of a mature Sally Hemings as she reflects on her life with Thomas Jefferson. In Jefferson’s final days, Sally Hemings is determined to insure that his long-ago promise to free all their children at the age of 21 will be kept after his death.
Premiered at the New York State Writers Institute, Albany, New York, 2003; Zabryna Guevara appeared in the role of Sally Hemings under the direction of Langdon Brown. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2008; University of Colorado-Denver, 2012: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 2012.