'Train Stories' voyages into the lives of three Black men in the 1940s
Playwright and actor Wayne Harris takes audiences back in time to 1948, through the eyes of three Black men in the play “Train Stories.”
The play is set after World War II and before the Civil Rights Movement. The three Black men riding are of different background and leaving the South by train for a better life. They’re all trying to figure out where they stand in America.
In this interview, longtime Bay Area artist Wayne Harris gets into the story behind the play.
I would like for young Black men to hear these stories because the more you are in touch with history, the more you understand the paths that have been set to come to this moment in time.
“Train Stories" is running at the Marsh in Berkeley until 29.
This interview was co-produced by Porfirio Rangel. Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.