Union The Musical
Helping Our Communities Heal
The goal of Union, The Musical is nothing less than the healing of our communities. Through creative performance, it inspires audiences with the story of the Sanitation worker’s Strike of 1968; Martin Luther King Jr.’s last campaign and one of the defining moments in American democracy. Through its customized community engagement approach, it invites audiences to continue to struggle for a more perfect union in our own time and in our own communities.
Union: The Musical emerged out of the work of Historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis TN. This sacred space, the site of the Sanitation Worker’s Strike is now designated a National Treasure by the National Historic Trust and is telling the story of some of the most important events of this historic space.
UNION: A Musical first toured in 2019 and 2020, and will again tour select cities across the United States in 2024. These performances will be followed by a time of audience engagement as to the meaning of the play’s themes and the power of its execution.
Communities that bring Union: The Musical will be asked to assemble a multi-racial, cross-class host committee to be a part of planning and hosting the performance, and engaging local communities in conversations and activities that address race and class.