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Dill by Elinor TeeleA Black woman living in the time of the American Revolution grapples with love, independence, and her role as a witness in a critical trial.

  • Inspired by true events
  • Diverse cast; strong female lead & supporting roles
  • Location possibilities: Canada/Nova Scotia
  • Period costumes & settings

Dill has spent her entire life as the slave of a Massachusetts family, trapped in a world of in-between.

But liberty is in the air and Dill is growing up. When she begins a love affair with the new minister, she sets in motion a chain of events that will lead to a stunning – and unexpected – conclusion.

Development: Initial drafts of this script have been vetted by a Boston theatre director, a UNH historian, and a professional script editor.

A development reading/workshop took place on May 25, 2020 with AEA actors and Boston filmmakers and Elinor is working on revisions.

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