Amidst the turmoil of the American Revolution, a young African woman grapples with love, independence, and her role in a New England trial.
Inspired by true events.
- In development with TCGT Entertainment
- Roxbury International Film Festival: Daily Reads Selection
- Diverse cast; strong Black female lead & supporting role for a Nigerian actress
- Crossover of current & historical themes
Dill is a unique 18th century period piece about the experience of African women in a time of slavery and revolution – a romantic New England love story with a deeply political undertone.
Dill has spent her entire childhood as an enslaved person in a Massachusetts family, trapped in a world of in-between. But liberty is in the air and Dill is ready to assert her independence. 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.
Initial drafts of this script have received input from:
- Benny Sato Ambush: Boston theatre director & Artistic Director of the Venice Theatre
- Sherard Harrington: UNH historian
- Professional script editor
- Elinor is currently working with Professor Gloria Chuku on the Igbo elements in the script
- A private reading/workshop took place on May 25, 2020 with AEA actors & Boston-based producer Nerissa Williams Scott.
- A public reading of the first act with a talkback took place on June 22, 2021 at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
- An Investor Reading is being scheduled for late September 2021.