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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.


  • 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

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