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In the 1940s, Gladys Hedgepeth and Berline Williams challenged the Trenton school formerly known as Junior High No. 2 and its policy of segregation after their children were not admitted due to their race. After a historic legal battle, the New Jersey Supreme Court struck down the widespread practice of segregation in New Jersey public schools.
Written and performed by both theatre professionals and students from Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts, Janet Wide Awake shares our local history with the next generation and shows us what can happen when you stand up for what’s right.
Appropriate for ages 10+
All performances will take place at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts. Please note, all performances of Janet Wide Awake will follow the COVID Policy instituted in Trenton Public Schools. As a larger venue, Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School for the Arts accommodates socially distanced seating. Socially distanced seating is available upon request at the performance.
All TFYA performances are followed by a talkback with the artists where audience members can ask questions. These talkbacks are moderated by a nonprofit professional from the community who has in-depth knowledge regarding the topic addressed in the production.