Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground

50 minutes
Red Bank
Public Performances
TCT on Tour
Touring January 20-March 31
3 - 8

About the Show

Bring the past to the present and change the future with this one-woman interactive storytelling experience. Uncover the truth about America’s 200-year-old struggle with slavery when you play a part in this historic retelling. On this journey, you’ll follow Harriet Tubman, the most recognized conductor of the Underground Railroad. Nicknamed “Moses,” Harriet Tubman lived up to her name by gaining her own freedom, as well as traveling back and forth from North to South over 19 times and freeing over 300 slaves!

Brandi Sherrill as Harriett Tubman on stage
Brandi Sherrill as Harriett Tubman on stage

What Critics Are Saying About the Show

Brandi did an amazing job. Our students were so engaged in her performance. What a wonderful way to bring history alive for them and to make them appreciate the breadth of Harriet Tubman’s life.
— Kramer Elementary School – Grades 4 & 5


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Brandi is a graduate of The School for Creative and Performing Arts. Currently, she is a TCT Resident Artist and Manager of TCT on Tour. Brandi has been with TCT since 2010 when she appeared on the MainStage during the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons. In 2013, she began touring with TCT on Tour, performing various roles including Coretta Scott King, Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. She recently appeared as Lois Lane in TCT’s MainStage production of SUPERMAN™ . Brandi resides in Cincinnati with her husband Michael and their three beautiful children Jordan, Tyson and Kennedi.


Co-created by A. James Jones, Deondra Kamau Means and Brandi Langford-Sherrill

Directed by A. James Jones

Technical Director: Spencer Burke

Properties Master:  Sydney Sheets

Costume Design: Jeff Shearer

Scenery Graphics: Mikki Graff

Show Resources

Study Guides
Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Show Companion Activity Packet
For grades 3-8
Download this Show Companion Activity Packet.
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Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground Edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes of TCT On Tour with Audio Footlights. TCT’s Resident Artist and Playwright, Deondra Kamau Means interviews Brandi Langford-Sherrill, the actor behind the one-woman production of HARRIET TUBMAN: STRAIGHT UP OUTTA’ THE UNDERGROUND.

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