Brother Nat

Book and Lyrics by Liana Asim and Jabari Asim; Music by Allyssa Jones and Damien Sneed.

Freedom is worth fighting for!

In this sung-through musical inspired by Nat Turner’s historic slave insurrection, the hero toils and dreams of freedom until an Angel appears and issues a divine directive: Rise and revolt! The sign Nat has been waiting for arrives: a solar eclipse. In the darkness, he gathers his warriors and seizes the plantation. Against all odds, Nat dares to RISE above injustice, REVOLT against slavery and believe in the REDEMPTION of all humanity.


Runtime: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission. 

Liana Asim

Liana Asim (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

LIANA ASIM (Co-Book/Lyrics) is a playwright/librettist. A 2017 Company One PlayLab Fellow, her full-length plays include Bedfellows, The King of Love Is Dead, Slut Walk, The Hairy Scary (musical co-written w/J. Asim and J. Kartes.) Her work has been developed at Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights writers’ group, Company One, Fresh Ink Theatre, Playwright’s Platform and Emerson College in Boston, MA. She has studied performance art at Northwestern University and playwriting and screenwriting at Emerson College.

Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

JABARI ASIM (Co-Book/Lyrics) is an associate professor of creative writing at Emerson College. He is the author of 15 books, including We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies and the Art of Survival; The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, And Why; What Obama Means: For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future; A Taste Of Honey: Stories; and Only The Strong, a novel. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts.

Allyssa Jones

Allyssa Jones (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

ALLYSSA JONES (Co-Composer) is an award-winning singer/songwriter with five solo releases to her credit. She has served as composer, music director and sound designer for Boston-based theatre companies, including Speakeasy Stage (SCHOOL GIRLS), Front Porch Arts Collective/Underground Railway Theatre (BLACK ODYSSEY BOSTON), Company One (REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION), and Lyric Stage Company (THE WIZ, MR. BURNS, INTIMATE APPAREL). Online: and

Damien Sneed

Damien Sneed (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

DAMIEN SNEED (Co-Composer) is a pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and arts educator who has worked with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, and many others. He recently joined the Houston Grand Opera as cover conductor, music director and composer-in-residence being commissioned to compose MARIAN’S SONG, a new chamber opera about the life of Marian Anderson. It will have its world premiere on March 5, 2020.

Jeffrey Page

Jeffrey Page (Director)

JEFFREY PAGE (Director), MTV’s Video Music Award winning & Emmy nominated choreographer, offers an energetic fusion of African Dance, hip-hop, funk and soul. Page's dynamic work has been featured on Solange Knowles’ Parking Lot Lovers, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, Beyonce’s The Mrs. Carter World Tour, MTV's Video Music Awards and the BET Awards to name a few. To each job, Page brings a wealth of dance, theatre, commercial touring and film knowledge.