The Gospel According to Nana
The short opera, The Gospel According to Nana, with composer Liliya Ugay, features Cary's libretto based on the mash-up of life and death and love and fear of caring for her 101-year-old grandmother.
My General Tubman
My General Tubman, Cary's first play, enjoyed sold-out houses at the Arden, from January to COVID. Harriet Tubman time-travel, love, war, iambic pentameter...Director: James Ijames; Producing Artistic Director: Terry Nolen, and dramaturg Michele Volansky. Danielle Lénee led a gorgeous cast.
February 24, 2020, “Her General Tubman,” in The Pennsylvania Gazette
February 16, 2020, 6ABC-TV, “ 'My General Tubman' marks the theater debut of novelist Lorene Cary”
January 28, 2020, “My General Tubman,” on WHYY’s Radio Times, hosted by Marty Moss-Coane. Videotaped in front of a live audience, with guests, James Ijames, director, and actors Danielle Leneé and Brandon Pierce.
January 24, 2020, Arden Theatre Company presents Lorene Cary’s ‘My General Tubman’: The past is the present, in The Broad Street Review
January 23, 2020, “Arden’s ‘My General Tubman’ will charm you with history, bloodshed, heroism, love — and magic” in The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 12, 2020, “Dream team at Arden Theatre brings ‘My General Tubman’ to stage” in The Philadelphia Inquirer