History of FLC

The Journey

As a related interactive workshop, Holiday Baking and Customs in the 18th century was presented for the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Reworking of the original script into an intimate, chamber piece which seats the audience in the “tavern” while the action takes place around them.

Working to partner with museums, historic sites, and historical societies to present Fair Liberty’s Call in authentic 18th century locations.

Discussions begin with the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society to premiere this chamber version of Fair Liberty’s Call in the Dutch Barn on the grounds of the Sands-Willets House in Port Washington, NY.

May 2009
Selected by the International Museum Theatre Alliance (IMTAL) to showcase Fair Liberty’s Call at the American Association of Museums (AAM) Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

March 2009
David Barnett, musical arranger, conducted the Fair Liberty’s Call arrangement of “Waly, Waly” as part of the Milton Choral Festival Concert in Milton. MA.

May 2005
“Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier“ from the Fair Liberty’s Call cast recording played by Oscar Brand in his Folk Song Festival radio broadcast on May 28, 2005 as part of his Memorial Day tribute on WNYC, 93.9fm

Fair Liberty’s Call is presented off-Broadway at Theatre 315.

Excerpts from the CD are included as part of the Memorial Day and July Fourth broadcasts of Stage and Screen with host Eric Baum, on WRHU Radio Hofstra University, 88.7 fm

December 24, 2003
The first studio cast recording of Fair Liberty’s Call is released, having been supported by individual donors enthusiastically responding to the project.

July 4, 2003
Fair Liberty’s Call is presented for two performances at the South Street Seaport in New York City as a part of the Seaport Museum’s and Marketplace’s Independence Day celebration.

June 2003
Fair Liberty’s Call: A Musical Story of Revolutionary America has its world premiere at Hofstra University.

August 2002
Fair Liberty’s Call is invited to be part of the July 4th 2003 weekend festivities at the South Street Seaport Museum.

July 4-7, 2002
Raynham Hall Museum of Oyster Bay presents a staged reading of Fair Liberty’s Call featuring Equity actors and professional musicians at the Matinecock Lodge Historical Society Museum in conjunction with Raynham Hall’s authentic Revolutionary War enactment activities.

January 2002
Fair Liberty’s Call is selected by Hofstra USA Productions at Hofstra University for a fully staged developmental production to be held at their Monroe Theatre in June 2003.

November 2001
Fair Liberty’s Call becomes the recipient of an additional grant from Pfizer Inc. to further the artistic development of the project and expand its educational outreach.

September 2000
Fair Liberty’s Call receives a corporate grant from the Askari Corporation, after audiences and industry professionals respond positively to the Duplex presentation for its artistic value and educational merit. This donation makes it possible to sustain a workshop from January through June 2001.

July 2000
Fair Liberty’s Call: A Musical Story of Revolutionary America is presented as a series of Equity approved staged readings at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in Greenwich Village.

June 2000
Fair Liberty’s Call becomes the recipient of a Pfizer Inc. grant. This developmental support is complemented by donations from numerous supporters of the project through the New York Foundation for the Arts.

April 2000
Fair Liberty’s Call is selected to be a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a tax-exempt organization working with the arts community in New York State to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.

February 2000
Playwright/librettist Pamela Meadows and musical arranger David Barnett go forward with the development of their work-in-progress, Fair Liberty’s Call. Andrew Batten, Executive Director of Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay, provides historical collaboration and authentication.