"Remember My Name: Dinah's Story"
Written by Robert Branch
Performed by Irma Gardner-Hammond & Marissa Kennedy
The Dinah Memorial Project included an artist’s residency for Storyteller, Irma Gardner-Hammond, to augment Dinah’s story. Last year, Stenton staff connected with Robert Branch, who writes and creates stories and characters for Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and he began researching and writing a historically contextualized Dinah story, which developed into "Remember My Name".
Initially conceived as a live performance, “Remember My Name” became a COVID creation, a video by necessity, able to be widely shared. On this page, you can view a pre-recorded performance of Robert Branch’s story, performed by Irma Gardner-Hammond and Marissa Kennedy. On February 23, 2021, Stenton hosted a Zoom Panel Discussion with Bob, Irma, and Marissa. You can also view the recorded panel discussion below.
About the Panelists
Storyteller Irma Gardner-Hammond is a Past President of Keepers of the Culture and has portrayed Dinah for nearly 20 years.
Robert Branch, writes and creates stories and characters for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. and is known for his portrayal of Octavius Catto.
Marissa Kennedy is a theatre artist whose aesthetic is centered around engaging the imagination to inspire and give voice to promote healing and positive change.
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