Tempestuous Elements Tickets

Tempestuous Elements Tickets

Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage, Washington
Feb 16, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
The riveting story of Anna Julia Cooper.

About Tempestuous Elements

By Kia Corthron
Directed by Psalmayene 24

"A big chunk of hidden history…and hidden D.C. history"
— Molly Smith

Born into slavery in North Carolina, Anna Julia Cooper was a visionary Black feminist and educator in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, and only the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Tempestuous Elements—the 11th in Arena Stage’s Power Play cycle—shines a light on Cooper’s tumultuous tenure as Principal of Washington, D.C.’s historic M Street School where she fought to keep Black education alive, despite the racism, gossip and sexism that threatened to consign her efforts to obscurity.



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