- David Oliver as Captain Ahab
- Garang Doar as Starbuck
- Kyle Baran as Ishmael
- Tina Mt. Pleasant tells the Haudenosaunee Creation Story
- Anika Pace reads from Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Doug Zschiegner reads Whitman’s “Starting from Paumanok”
Against the Grain Theater Festival Story Series
Our story series presents literature in dynamic ways with actors, storytellers, artists and scholars in locations throughout Buffalo.
Searching for an American Identity in Literature
For the first installment of the ATG Story Series, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) generously allowed us to use its 14th Street Community Gardens. Upon arriving at the gardens, small groups set off on a path that took them through theatrical readings of several significant pieces of American literature.
Location: PUSH Buffalo 14th Street Community Gardens
Sponsors: PUSH Buffalo, Peace of the City, and Talking Leaves Books
Photos by Julian Montague